A first court appearance this morning for the surviving suspect in Friday night’s shoot-out with Wilmington Police and New Hanover County sheriff’s deputies.
20-year-old Jalani Smith was released from the hospital yesterday and taken to the New Hanover County jail.
Investigators say Smith and two other men robbed the Pizza Hut on South 17th Street Friday night—and then got involved in a gun battle with law enforcement officers.
The other two suspects died.
None of the officers were hurt.
The SBI will probe the matter, which is standard protocol.