18-Year-Old Arrested for Fleeing Traffic Stop with Loaded Gun in Wilmington


WILMINGTON, DE — Wilmington Police announced the arrest of 18-year-old Kymere Allen on gun charges following a traffic stop.

Authorities stated that on March 3 at approximately 8:38 p.m., police officers on patrol conducted a traffic stop after observing a moving violation. As officers made contact with the occupants, one of the passengers – 18-year-old Kymere Allen – provided a false name and subsequently fled from the vehicle. He was taken into custody without incident after a brief foot pursuit, and officers recovered a loaded 9mm handgun with an extended magazine.

Allen has been charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (Two Counts)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Hindering Prosecution
  • Resisting Arrest

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $21,500 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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