JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) A man wanted by police following a standoff is now in custody.

On Thursday at 11:00 a.m., the Jacksonville Police Department attempted to take a wanted subject into custody at 123 Queens Road.  

The subject, Gaekwon Kirella Bryant, 23, of Jacksonville, was armed and refused to cooperate with police, barricading himself inside of the residence. 

Bryant was taken into custody around 5:40 PM. 

He was assessed by Emergency Medical Services for minor injuries at the scene, before being transported for processing.  

“Gaekwon Bryant was a wanted subject in a shooting incident that occurred in the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in the parking lot of Speedy Tobacco Store, 357 Henderson Drive, where two people were shot,” said Deputy Chief Ashley Weaver.

Police were aware that Bryant was armed and dangerous.

“Because of the teamwork of the agency’s Tactical Team, Investigative Services Division and Patrol Division, we were successful in resolving this dangerous situation without the use of deadly force,” said Chief Weaver.

The two individuals shot in the incident on Tuesday morning were transported to Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune for medical treatment.

There was a juvenile with them, who received minor injuries.

Bryant was charged with:

  • Seven counts of assault with a firearm on a Law Enforcement officer
  • Possession of a weapon of mass destruction discharge of firearms in city limits
  • Seven counts assault with a firearm on a law enforcement officer
  • Possession of weapon of mass destruction discharge of firearms in city limits
  • Felony discharge of a firearm within an enclosure to incite fear  
  • Discharge of dangerous weapons
  • Two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Injury to personal property
  • Assault on a child under 12