15-Year-Old Arrested With Loaded 9mm Handgun

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WILMINGTON, DEWilmington Police have arrested a wanted 15-year-old juvenile on gun charges.

Authorities state that on August 18 at approximately 11:31 a.m., members of the Street Crimes Unit were in the 700 block of East 10th Street when they observed subjects loitering in a vacant lot. Officers made contact with a 15-year-old male, who was known to be wanted on an unrelated matter. The juvenile was taken into custody without incident, and found to be in possession of a loaded 9mm handgun.

The 15-year-old juvenile has been charged with the following offenses:

  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and was committed to the New Castle County Detention Center on $14,000 cash-only bail.

Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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