19-Year-Old Arrested on Gun Charges

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WILMINGTON, DEWilmington Police have arrested a man on gun charges.

On July 11 at approximately 8:44 p.m. police were in the 800 block of East 8th Street when they observed 19-year-old Jahiem Richardson in possession of a handgun.  Richardson fled on foot when police attempted to make contact with him but was quickly taken into custody without incident.  Police recovered a loaded .40 caliber handgun.

Richardson was charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (2 counts)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Resisting Arrest

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $15,050 cash-only bail.

Information is subject to change at any time. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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