No charges in shooting death of Marine in Wilmington

WILMINGTON, NC (WNCT) – No charges will be filed in the shooting death of a 27-year-old Jacksonville Marine, according to the Wilmington Star News.

Police responded to the 200 block of North Front Street around 6:15 a.m. November 19, where they found Corporal Edwin Estrada had sustained fatal gunshot wounds.

New Hanover’s District Attorney said Hughes was legally protecting himself after Estrada started banging on Hughes’ door and tried to forcibly enter the home.

Estrada, originally from Los Angeles, joined the Marine Corps in July 2014 and was promoted to Corporal July 2017.

Estrada’s awards include the Good Conduct Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal.


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