15-Year-Old Boy Chased Down And Caught After Shots Fired

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Wilmington – On 29 April 2017 at approximately 1:08 a.m., Wilmington Police Officers were on proactive patrol in the area of 3rd and N. Rodney Street when they notified dispatch of gunshots fired in the immediate area, according to police.

Officials said the officer’s then observed a male subject fleeing the intersection of 3rd and N. Rodney Street, running westbound on 3rd Street. The officer’s engaged in a foot pursuit and were able to take the subject into custody in the 200 block of N, Rodney Street after he was observed discarding what was confirmed to be a .22 caliber Beretta handgun, according to officials.

The defendant, identified as a 15-year-old juvenile male of Wilmington was transported to police headquarters where he was booked on the charges of Discharging a Firearm Within City Limits, Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited-Juvenile, and Resisting Arrest.

The juvenile male received a $7,000 Secured Bail.

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