New Defendant Indicted in NorthPak Case

The Department of Justice has secured an indictment adding a new defendant in the case against the Wilmington-area gang NorthPak.

“Gun violence continues to devastate families in our state, and while the causes of that violence are legion we cannot address it without taking on gangs,” said Attorney General Jennings. “We believe that this group is responsible for a trail of destruction that has taken lives, terrorized our communities, and permanently traumatized families. They must be held to account, and we will continue to pursue justice against NorthPak on behalf of its victims and on behalf of the people of this state. I’m grateful to our team and to the detectives whose good work have made progress possible in this case.”

“The additional indictment and charges that we are announcing demonstrate the continuing nature of investigations like these – as well as the strength of our multi-jurisdictional partnerships and collaborations that we have with our partner law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies centered around addressing gun violence,” said Wilmington Police Chief Robert J. Tracy. “This also reflects the impact of our Group Violence Intervention initiative and the intensive, unyielding investigative efforts that have driven these indictments from the start. I hope the continued charges stemming from this investigation – and others – sends a clear and powerful message that gun violence will not be tolerated in our community.”

The indictment secured on Monday, November 8 charges a new defendant, Israel Lecompte, with 38 felonies including multiple murders:

  • Two counts of Murder 1st Degree (Quinton Dorsey, Matima Miller)
  • Three counts of Robbery 1st Degree
  • Ten counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
  • Six counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
  • Two counts of Carrying a Concealed Deadly weapon
  • Four counts of Reckless Endangering 1st Degree
  • One count of Conspiracy 1st Degree
  • One count of Illegal Gang Participation
  • Three counts of Conspiracy 2nd Degree
  • One Count of Theft of a Motor Vehicle
  • Two counts of Conspiracy Second Degree
  • Three counts of Receiving Stolen Property (>$1,500)

Lecompte, 18, faces a mandatory life sentence if convicted on all charges.