Police Charge Wilmington Man In November Shooting

On Wednesday, December 5, a member from the Wilmington Police K9 Unit with assistance from the Uniformed Services Division took a Wilmington man into custody, who was wanted for Attempted Murder from a shooting that occurred two weeks ago.

On Tuesday, November 20, at 5:42 pm, police were patrolling in the area of Vandever and Locust Streets when they heard gunshots.

While canvassing the area they located a 41-year old male victim in the 2300 block of Jessup Street, suffering from several gunshot wounds.

Officers were also flagged down for a second victim, a 25-year old male, who was also suffering from a gunshot wound.

Through investigative measures, detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division, were able to develop Jameel Anderson, 37, from Wilmington, as the suspect in the shooting and an arrest warrant was issued for him on Tuesday, December 4, according to police.

The next day, December 5, a Wilmington K9 officer, who was patrolling the city streets, observed Anderson and he was taken into custody with the assistance from members of the Uniformed Services Division.

Anderson was charged with Attempted Murder in the 1st Degree, Assault 1st Degree, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Possession of a Firearm by Person Prohibited.

He was arraigned and was committed to Howard Young Correctional Institute on a $205,000 cash-only bail.

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