Elsmere Man Arrested on Gun Charges: Dramatic Foot Pursuit Leads to Recovery of Loaded Handgun, Crack Cocaine

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WILMINGTON, DE — Wilmington Police announced the arrest of a 25-year-old Elsmere man on gun charges.

Jiaire Al-Amin has been charged with the tow counts of Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Resisting Arrest, and other related offenses.

The criminal complaint alleges that on July 17, at approximately 8:19 p.m., members of Wilmington’s Uniformed Services Division responded to the 300 block of Lombard Street, in reference to a person with a gun. Upon arrival, officers attempted to make contact with 25-year-old Jiaire Al-Amin of Elsmere, who fled on foot. Following a brief foot pursuit, Al-Amin was taken into custody without incident. Police recovered a loaded 9mm handgun and 5 grams of crack cocaine.

Al-Amin was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $83,500 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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