Drug Dealer Arrested as Officers Investigate Shots Fired Complaint

Posted on  04/12/2013 11:26 am


  • 300 block West 8th Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Thursday, April 11, 2013, approximately 11:13 p.m.


  • Keenan Mitchell, 18, 600 block South Heald Street, Wilmington, Delaware
    • Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana


A Wilmington drug dealer was arrested after officers investigating a shots fired complaint observed him attempting to hide behind a driveway.

Thursday night Officers Brian McCanney and Matthew Cavanaugh responded to the area of West 7th and North Washington Streets to investigate a 911 call for shots fired. The officers observed Keenan Mitchell walking briskly away and then disappear from sight in the 300 block of West 8th Street. The officers began a foot patrol and located Mitchell attempting to hide behind a building at the end of a driveway in the block. Officers made contact with Mitchell and immediately detected the odor of marijuana. A search located two bags of marijuana on Mitchell and additional marijuana packaged for sale in a plastic bag near where Mitchell was hiding. Officers also seized $481.00 in cash.

Mitchell was transported to Wilmington Police Headquarters where he was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 20. He was committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $4,000 secured bond.

The shots fired complaint was unfounded.