Juvenile Arrested with Handgun and Extended Magazine

Posted on  03/03/2014 10:12 am

Location:

  • West 6th and North Jefferson Streets, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Sunday, March 2, 2014, at approximately 11:53 a.m.

Defendant:

  • 16 year old male, 2400 block Bowers Street, Wilmington, Delaware
    • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
    • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited

Summary:

Police arrested a juvenile armed with a firearm after observing him attempting to conceal a handgun in his waistband.

On Sunday, March 2, 2014, at approximately 11:53 a.m., Corporal Kevin Murphy and Officer Justin Wilkers were patrolling in the area of West 6th and North Jefferson Streets when they observed a 16 year old male attempting to conceal a handgun in his waistband. When the officers attempted to stop the defendant, he fled through an alleyway and discarded a loaded .40 caliber handgun with an extended magazine. The defendant was taken into custody after a foot pursuit.

The defendant was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 20 and committed to the New Castle County Detention Center in lieu of $14,000 secured bond.