Wilmington Police Investigate Shooting and Attempted Robbery

Posted on  01/21/2013 10:22 am


  • Speakman Park, 800 block of East 23rd Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Saturday, January 19, 2013 at approximately 7:42 p.m.


  • 14 year old male, Wilmington, Delaware


  • Unknown black male, approximately 17 years old, dark clothing


Detectives are investigating a shooting and attempted robbery after officers responded to a residence in the 2200 block of North Locust Street on Saturday evening.

The officers located a 14 year old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to his elbow. An initial investigation indicates that the victim was walking through Speakman Park with a juvenile female when they were approached by an unknown suspect. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 17 years old, wearing all dark clothing. The suspect demanded that the victim give him his jacket. When the victim refused the suspect displayed a handgun and shot the victim in the elbow.

The suspect fled in an unknown direction and the victim ran to a residence in the 2200 block of North Locust Street and contacted police.

The victim was transported to Christiana Hospital by ambulance.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information can call:

  • Detective Kim Pfaff at (302) 576-3920.
  • Wilmington Police Confidential Tip Line at (302) 576-3990.
  • Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 (1-800-847-3333) or online at www.tipsubmit.com