Police identify Hampstead man accused of killing mom, sister, son in Landfall parking lot




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  • 2022-01-16 22:37:56Z
  • By Star News
Police responded to an incident in front of the Dollar Tree in Landfall shopping center 1319 Military Cutoff Road, in Wilmington, N.
Police responded to an incident in front of the Dollar Tree in Landfall shopping center 1319 Military Cutoff Road, in Wilmington, N.  

The Wilmington Police Department has released the names of the suspect and victims in the Landfall triple homicide.

Wilbert Lamont Robinson, 40, is the alleged shooter and has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder and firing into an occupied vehicle.

Police responded to reports of shots fired around 4 p.m. Saturday at 1319 Military Cutoff Road. When they arrived at the scene, officers found the bodies of two adults and one juvenile, as well as Robinson, who was found with an alleged self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Robinson was transported to the hospital for his injuries and was later charged.

More: Police confirm family relationship between suspect, victims in Landfall triple homicide

The three people who died were Robinson's mother, 65-year-old Diretta Marie Robinson; his sister, 48-year-old Trina Lynnette Robinson; and his son, a 13-year-old who was not named in the police department press release due to his age. All four lived in Hampstead.

Lt. Leslie Irving, public information for the police department, said the investigation continued throughout Sunday night and is still ongoing.

"This is a very unfortunate, tragic incident and our hearts and thoughts go out to the families that were impacted by this," Wilmington Police Department Chief Donny Williams said.

A motive is not yet known, according to the police department, though it appears the Robinsons all arrived at Landfall in the same vehicle.

"Homicide cases are often difficult to investigate; however, when we have good witness testimony, it enables our detectives to solidify their cases in a more efficient manner," the police department wrote in the news release.

The case has been turned over to the District Attorney's Office and no further comments will be provided at this time due to it being an ongoing criminal investigation, according to the release.

Williams said this is an isolated incident and there is no continued threat to the community. The case has been turned over to the district attorney's office.

"We know there are a lot of questions about what took place here today and our intentions are to be transparent and release as much information as we can while, at the same time being respectful and seeking justice for our victims," Williams told the media at the scene on Saturday.

Police are asking anyone who was at the Landfall Shopping Center on Saturday and witnessed this incident to call them at 910-343-3609.

This article originally appeared on Wilmington StarNews: Hampstead man accused of shooting mother, sister, son in Wilmington

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