Wilmington Police Arrest Man With Loaded 9MM Handgun

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

Authorities state that on June 11 at approximately 7:11 p.m., members of Wilmington’s Street Crimes Unit were in the 2200 block of North Washington Street when they observed an occupied vehicle parked directly in front of a fire hydrant.  Police made contact with the operator, 19-year-old Zyaire Benson.  Following a brief investigation, police recovered a loaded 9mm handgun.  Benson was taken into custody without incident.

Benson was charged with Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon as well as a parking violation and traffic violations.

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on his own recognizance.

Information is subject to change at any time as additional details may emerge. 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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