Two Charged In Shooting That Put Wilmington Hospital on Lockdown Thursday

Wilmington Police have arrested and charged two men in connection with yesterday’s shooting incident, police said Friday.

On Thursday at approximately 1:45 p.m., members of the Drug, Organized Crime and Vice Division were in the area of 7th and Monroe Streets when they observed a shooting incident take place. Police located a 27-year-old male gunshot victim, who arrived at the hospital in critical condition, and a 34-year-old male gunshot victim, who arrived at the hospital in stable condition.

Officers observed a suspect vehicle fleeing the scene, and relayed a description to additional responding officers. The suspect vehicle stopped in the area of Delaware Avenue and Adams Street, and two suspects fled. After foot pursuits, responding officers took both suspects into custody without incident, and recovered two loaded 9mm handguns.

As police secured the crime scenes at the original shooting scene, the Delaware Ave. scene and a nearby cemetery they placed Wilmington Hospital on lockdown.

The case was assigned to Detective Danielle Moore of the Criminal Investigations Division. Through the course of her investigation, Detective Moore identified both men as suspects in connection with the shooting incident and signed arrest warrants.

Demarius Bradley, 27, of Newark, has been charged with the following offenses:

• Attempted Murder (First Degree) – Two Counts
• Conspiracy (First Degree)
• Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
• Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
• Resisting Arrest

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $644,100 cash-only bail.

Ernest Hill, 41, has been charged with the following offenses:

• Attempted Murder (First Degree) – Two Counts
• Conspiracy (First Degree)
• Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
• Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
• Resisting Arrest

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $607,100 cash-only.

 

 

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