Update – Kalin Jackson is currently listed in critical condition.
The Wilmington Police Department has charged Jackson with the following charges stemming from the initial incident, which occurred on Friday, 26 October 2017.
ROBBERY FIRST DEGREE; POSSESSION OF A FIREARM DURING THE COMMISSION OF A FELONY; POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY PERSON PROHIBITED; BURGLARY SECOND DEGREE; CARRYING A CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPON; RECKLESS ENDANGERING SECOND DEGREE and THEFT OF A FIREARM
King Of Prussia – On Saturday 10/28/17 at approximately 3:30 PM, a female patron at the King of Prussia Mall was robbed at gunpoint as she entered her vehicle in the Green Parking Garage, according to the Upper Merion Township Police Department. During that robbery, the suspect jumped in the rear seat and put a gun to her head, police said.
Officials said since that robbery, detectives had been actively investigating this crime and have linked it to two armed robberies in the Wilmington, Delaware area. Working in conjunction with the United States Marshal Service, a suspect was developed and was actively being sought by the US Marshalls and the Upper Merion Township Police Department. In the three previous robberies the suspect was known to be armed with a 9mm handgun and had previously fired a shot at a fleeing victim.
On Sunday 10/29/17 at approximately 3:45 PM, detectives learned that the suspect was possibly in the green parking deck at the Mall. Upper Merion detectives and officers responded to the garage and located the suspect driving the same stolen vehicle used during the robbery Saturday night. The suspect had stolen the vehicle during a robbery and kidnapping in New Castle, Delaware on October 27th, accoring to police.
As officers moved in to take the suspect into custody, he began to flee through the crowded parking garage. The suspect intentionally rammed three Upper Merion police vehicles and was actively trying to run down officers on foot near his vehicle, according to police. Officers fired at the suspect, striking him while he was in his vehicle. The suspect was immediately given first aid by the officers and was transported to Paoli Hospital by Lafayette Ambulance. A 9mm handgun was recovered from the driver’s seat of the suspect’s vehicle.
Per policy, the investigation of the officer involved shooting is being handled by the District Attorney’s Office and the Montgomery County Detective Bureau. The officers involved were placed on administrative leave until the outcome of the investigation, officials said.
Update – County Police Detectives are currently investigating an armed carjacking that occurred in the community of The Timbers, according to M/Cpl. Heather Carter.
Carter said Today, October 27, at 10:00 a.m., patrol officers were dispatched to the 2600 block of Bittersweet Dr for the report of a carjacking. Police learned that the victim was approached in his driveway, by a black male suspect armed with a handgun. The 87-year-old victim was driven around by the suspect and let out of the vehicle in the area of 95 and Naamans Rd. There were no reported injuries to the victim.
The suspect then stole the victim’s car, a Maroon Kia sedan with Delaware registration PC422283, according to Carter. The car has not been recovered and police are currently looking for the vehicle.
23-year-old Kalin Jackson of the unit block of Mackenzie Court, New Castle is a person of interest and currently wanted by Wilmington, Police, said Carter.
An earlier report that the Kia Sorento may have been involved in a crash at Route 273 and Old Baltimore Pike has not been confirmed.
Original Breaking Post
On Thursday, October 26, 2017, at approximately 6:07 pm, Wilmington police were dispatched to Herlihey Apartments, located in 320 E. 5th street for a report of shots fired, according to police
Police indicated that Kalin Jackson, 23 from the unit block of Mackenzie Court, New Castle is a suspect in the incident. Police said during a dispute, Jackson removed a set of car keys from the victim. As the victim fled inside the lobby of the apartment building, Jackson discharged two rounds into the wall of the lobby, said police.
Officials indicated that Jackson stole the victim’s 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt, white in color, displaying Delaware registration: 164220.
At 12:46 pm, Today, October 27, 2017 New Castle County Police reported that the suspect, Kalin Jackson, committed another carjacking on Bittersweet Drive in Wilmington.
While New Castle County Police were investigating this new carjacking the original vehicle that Jackson was last seen in (white 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt) was recovered.
Police said that Jackson is now traveling in a 2012 Kia Sorento, maroon in color, displaying Delaware registration: PC 422283.
Before the second carjacking Jackson had warrants for the following charges: Reckless Endangering First Degree, Robbery First Degree, Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony (2), and possession of a firearm by a person prohibited.
Anyone who observes the 2012 maroon Kia Sorento is urged to dial 911.
If anyone observes Kalin Jackson, police urge citizens to dial 911. Do not approach the suspect. Jackson is armed and dangerous.
Image Credits: Wilmington PD