Wilmington Teen Charged in Connection With Shots Fired

Wilmington Police Department

WILMINGTON, DEWilmington Police have charged a juvenile in connection with a shots fired incident.

Authorities state that on August 22 at approximately 6:26 p.m., police responded to a shots fired incident, with no injuries, that took place in the 800 block of West 7th Street.

The case was assigned to Detective Danielle Moore of the Criminal Investigations Division.  Through the course of her investigation, Detective Moore identified a 16-year-old male juvenile as a suspect.  The 16-year-old was taken into custody without incident on September 13.

The 16-year-old was charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited.

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the New Castle County Detention Center on $10,000 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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