WPD Makes Arrest In Stabbing That Sent Man To Trauma Center


The Wilmington Police Department (WPD) has arrested a 22-year-old man for the February  10, 2019 stabbing that sent one man to the Trauma Center by helicopter.

Officials said that a collaborative effort between the Wilmington Police Criminal Investigations Division and Street Crimes Unit, and the United States Marshals Task Force, resulted in the apprehension of  22-year-old Najeer Watson.

Just before noon on Sunday, February 10, police responded to the 100 block of West 20th Street after receiving a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, police located a 23-year-old man suffering from multiple stab wounds. Police immediately began rendering aid and performing life-saving measures while awaiting paramedics. The victim was transported to the hospital in critical but stable condition on the day of the incident.

Initial reports from the scene indicated that the man was stabbed multiple times in his groin area.

Detectives believed the incident to be domestic in nature, and their investigation quickly developed 22-year-old Najeer Watson as a suspect. Watson was taken into custody without incident on February 15 in the 1100 block of Gilpin Avenue by the United States Marshals Task Force and the WPD Street Crimes Unit.

Watson has been charged with Attempted Murder (First Degree), Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony and Aggravated Menacing.

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $60,100 cash-only bail.

Breaking Report

Wilmington – At 12:00 this afternoon rescue crews from the Wilmington Fire Department, St Francis EMS, and Trooper 4 responded to the 100 block of West 20th Street for a stabbing.

While en route, crews learned that the alleged assailant was still inside the residence. Police were able to place the scene under control as medical crews arrived on scene.

Upon their arrival, crews found a victim suffering from multiple stab wounds, according to reports from the scene.

The on-scene commander determined that Trooper 4 would be utilized and a landing zone was set up nearby.

The patient was transported by air to the Trauma Center at Christiana Hospital in serious condition.


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