By Outer Banks Voice on July 28, 2020
On Tuesday, July 28, at approximately 1:45 a.m., Kill Devil Hills Police were dispatched to a 911 call concerning a shooting incident in our town on Elizabeth City Street.
The caller advised that their friend had been shot and provided a description of the vehicle being driven by the suspects. Mr. Devlin Williams, 18, of Kill Devil Hills was transported by his friends to Outer Banks Hospital for a gunshot injury. He was later flown to Norfolk due to the serious nature of his injuries. 4
Kill Devil Hills PD issued an alert for the suspect vehicle and a vehicle matching that description was spotted by the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office. Currituck Sheriff’s deputies were able to stop the vehicle and detain the three individuals within. The individuals were identified as: Vashon Omar James II, 20, of Grandy, Harley Saelens, 19, of Lynchburg, VA, and Naseem James, 18, of Grandy.
Based on information gathered during the investigation there was probable cause to charge each individual with Assault With a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury. This is a Class E Felony. Each individual was given a $35,000 secured bond. The Kill Devil Hills Police Department is grateful for the assistance of the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office and the Dare County Sheriff’s Office that provided invaluable personnel support during the investigation. Our thanks also to the telecommunicators who helped coordinate the quick and successful response to this incident