James Matthew Bogus, 22, suffered a non-life-threatening injury in the incident, said Linda Rawley, Wilmington Police Department spokeswoman. Rawley said Bogus was "accidentally shot with a shotgun by his friend."
Christopher Blake Fagan, 23, is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, resist/delay/obstruct public officers, discharging a firearm in the city limits, parole violation and possession of drug paraphernalia, Rawley said.
An officer was on patrol in the 1200 block of Chestnut Street when a man flagged him down at 10:53 p.m. saying someone had been shot in the head, Rawley said. When officers reached Bogus, he was conscious and alert with a towel on his head, she said.
N.C. Department of Correction records show that in addition to a misdemeanor drug charge, Fagan has felony convictions in 2012 for receiving a stolen vehicle and in 2013 for principal to breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering.
Well, this guy had almost everything going for him to ensure getting arrested after an accidental shooting. No lengthy investigation necessary when you've got drugs around the house, a criminal record, and wild dred locks. Cops don't like that.