Man Arrested on Robbery, Gun Charges in Wilmington

Asmar TuckerAsmar Tucker (Submitted Image)

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

Authorities state that on September 19 at approximately 12:28 p.m. police responded to the area of 5th and Van Buren Streets for a call of a person armed with a gun.  Police quickly took 41-year-old Asmar Tucker into custody without incident and recovered a .22 caliber handgun.  Through further investigation, it was learned that Tucker had just stolen the handgun in the area of 2nd and North Jackson Streets pointed it in the direction of a crowd of bystanders.

Tucker was charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon during the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Reckless Endangering 1st Degree
  • Aggravated Menacing (2 counts)
  • Theft of Firearm
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child (2 counts)
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He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $78,000 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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