WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The SBI has been asked to investigate an officer-involved shooting that happened at a Pizza Hut late last Friday night, according to a letter from District Attorney Ben David.
In the letter it states that five WPD officers have been placed on administrative leave and will meet with SBI investigators to discuss the incident.
Two men were killed and one was taken to the hospital after being involved in that gun battle with officers.
According to police, three men went into the Pizza Hut on South 17th Street around 11:45 Friday night and reportedly robbed several employees and the business.
Arrest warrants say four people were held at gunpoint, and Jalani Smith, Tevin Robinson and Roland Ronald took $100 and two cell phones from the victims.
According to the warrants, Smith had a handgun and threatened the lives of all four employees.