WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – A Wilmington teenager is headed to prison after pleading guilty to shooting into an apartment building and later crashing his vehicle on Carolina Beach Road during a police chase earlier this year.
Jacquez Oshea Hill, 18, pleaded guilty Monday to elude arrest with a motor vehicle (two aggravating factors), possession with intent to sell/deliver heroin, three counts of felony hit and run resulting in serious injury, and three counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied property.
He was sentenced to 20-36 months in prison.
On Dec. 29, 2015, Wilmington police responded to the Sand Ridge Apartments off Harbour Drive after receiving reports of shots fired. No injuries were reported.
A dark green Acura was spotted leaving the scene and heading towards Shipyard Boulevard following the shooting.
About a week later, a state trooper, who was a member of the FBI’s Safe Streets task force, attempted to pull over a green Acura TL at 17th Street, near Medical Center Drive, for an equipment violation.
Hill, the driver of the vehicle, failed to stop and a short pursuit began.
He eventually lost control of the car and slammed into a minivan in the parking lot of the Advance Auto Parts, located in the 2300 block of Carolina Beach Road, and flipped his car.
Three of the four occupants in Hill’s car were ejected during the crash. Hill tried to run away from the scene, but several good Samaritans grabbed him and held him down until law enforcement could arrive.
Hill and the other passengers were taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment. The driver of the minivan was treated then released.
Highway Patrol officials said drugs and guns were recovered from Hill’s car.
Hill and another teenager, 18-year-old Taveon Quadeir Nixon, were taken into custody.