Convicted felon jailed on gun charge

By Frank Gerace 5:07pm, December 31, 2012
Damon McClain
Wilmington police say a convicted felon is again behind bars for allegedly firing a gun during an argument at a city apartment complex.

Police say an officer was walking to his personal car after his shift around 2 Sunday morning when he an argument in a courtyard at the Bethel Villa apartment complex on East 5th Street.

A man shouted obscenities, someone fired a shot, and the cop saw Damon McClain get into a car.

Police say McClain was out of breath and seemed nervous, and wouldn't show the officer his hands after he was ordered to do so several times.

The officer arrested McClain and recovered a handgun from the car, and McClain, who is legally prohibited from having a gun, was booked into the Howard Young Prison.

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