Man Arrested, Charged With January 20 Shooting in Wilmington

Jahmir Morris-WhittJahmir Morris-Whitt (Submitted Image)

WILMINGTON, DE — On Monday, Wilmington Police arrested and charged a man in connection with a January 20 shooting incident.

Authorities state that on January 20 at approximately 8:45 p.m., police responded to the area of Sherman and Lombard Streets after officers on patrol in the area heard shots being fired. Police located a 25-year-old male gunshot victim, who was transported to the hospital in stable condition. Police also located a 23-year-old male gunshot victim, who arrived at the hospital in stable condition.

Responding officers observed a vehicle fleeing from the scene and attempted to stop the vehicle, which fled from officers. The car was then abandoned on South Heald Street near Rodgers Road, and the driver fled on foot before being taken into custody without incident.

The case was assigned to Detective Michael Hayman of the Criminal Investigations Division. Through the course of his investigation, Detective Hayman was able to identify the driver of the vehicle, 20-year-old Jahmir Morris-Whitt, as a suspect in connection with the shooting incident that had occurred.

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Morris-Whitt has been charged with the following offenses:

  • Attempted Murder (First Degree) – 2 Counts
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony – 2 Counts
  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited – 3 Counts
  • Conspiracy (Second Degree)
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Criminal Mischief – 3 Counts
  • Discharging a Firearm on a City Street

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $455,000 cash-only bail.

Police say this incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Michael Hayman at (302) 576-3963.

You can also provide information to Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or delawarecrimestoppers.org.

Information is subject to change at any time. An arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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