Police:Two Armed Men Taken Into Custody In Wilmington

A Wilmington Police investigation has resulted in the arrest of two men and the recovery of two firearms in connection with an aggravated menacing incident.

On April 23, police were dispatched to the area of 5th Avenue and Duncan Street at approximately 1:27 p.m. after receiving reports of multiple suspects armed with firearms. Police learned that two of the males displayed handguns in a menacing fashion before leaving the area, officials said.

Detective Jose Santana of the Criminal Investigations Division was assigned the case, and through his investigation, he developed 19-year-old Kayveon McGriff and 18-year-old Antoine Davis as suspects. On April 23, Detective Santana obtained arrest warrants for both suspects.

On April 25, members of the Street Crimes Unit were on patrol when they located Davis and attempted to stop him. He fled on foot and was taken into custody and found to be in possession of a 9mm handgun. Officers lost sight of a second subject who ran in the 1100 block of Coleman Street, but they did recover an additional 9mm handgun during the foot pursuit.

Davis has been charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Two Counts)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Receiving a Stolen Firearm
  • Aggravated Menacing (Two Counts)
  • Conspiracy (Second Degree)
  • Resisting Arrest

He was arraigned in the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $104,000 cash-only bail.

After Davis was taken into custody, members of the Criminal Investigations Division and Street Crimes Unit, along with the Crisis Management Tactical Team, executed a search warrant in the unit block of 9th Avenue. There, they took McGriff into custody without incident.

McGriff has been charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
  • Aggravated Menacing (Two Counts)
  • Conspiracy (Second Degree)

He was arraigned in the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $61,000 cash-only bail.

Chief Robert J. Tracy commended the collaboration between patrol, the Criminal Investigations Division, the Street Crimes Unit and the Crisis Management Tactical Team in identifying and apprehending both offenders and recovering two firearms.

“The rapid response to this incident and the diligent investigation that followed has resulted in the arrest of two dangerous suspects and the seizure of two firearms,” said Chief Tracy.


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