Wilmington Police Investigate June Shooting, Make Third Arrest

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WILMINGTON, DE — A Wilmington Police investigation has resulted in a third arrest in connection with a June shooting incident.

Authorities state that on June 21 at approximately 11:54 p.m., police responded to the 2700 block of Northeast Boulevard in response to a shooting incident that had occurred.  Police located a 29-year-old male gunshot victim, who was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

The case was assigned to Detective Kevin Nolan of the Criminal Investigations Division.  Through the course of his investigation, Detective Nolan identified 25-year-old Milik McKnight as a suspect.  Arrest warrants were secured for McKnight who was taken into custody without incident on July 19.

McKnight was charged with the following offenses:

  • Assault 1st Degree
  • Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree
  • Discharging a Firearm on a City Street

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $170,000 cash-only bail.

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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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