17-Year-Old Arrested in Connection With Shooting in Wilmington

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WILMINGTON, DE — A Wilmington Police investigation has resulted in an arrest in connection with a September 20 shooting incident.

Authorities state that on September 20 at approximately 7:01 p.m., police responded to the 1700 block of West 4th Street in response to a shooting that had occurred.  Police located a 19-year-old male gunshot victim who arrived at the hospital in stable condition.

The case was assigned to Detective Kevin Murphy of the Criminal Investigations Division.  Through the course of his investigation, Detective Murphy identified a 17-year-old male juvenile as a suspect.  Warrants were secured for the suspect who was taken into custody without incident on September 28.  Police recovered a loaded 9mm handgun and 26 grams of marijuana.

The 17-year-old male was charged with the following offenses:

  • Assault (1st Degree)
  • Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (2 counts)
  • Possession of a Firearm in a Safe School Zone
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Possession of Marijuana

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the New Castle County Detention Center on $152,000 cash-only bail.

Information is subject to change at any time as additional details may emerge. 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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