Wilmington Police have charged two after a foot pursuit and a subsequent investigation.
On March 26 at approximately 1:23 p.m., police on proactive patrol observed a group of subjects loitering in the 600 block of North Jefferson Street. One of the subjects was seen pulling out what appeared to be a handgun before placing it back in his pocket, and another subject was believed to be in possession of a firearm, according to police.
Officials said as patrol officers approached, two subjects fled and the others were noncompliant. As an officer attempted to take 18-year-old Taquan Davis into custody, a 16-year-old male attempted to interfere and prevent Davis’ arrest, police said. An assisting officer took that 16-year-old male into custody and he has been charged with hindering prosecution. He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on $300 unsecured bail.
As officers were struggling with the 16-year-old male, Davis was observed running into a property and locking the door.
As patrol units established a perimeter to contain the scene, Davis attempted to flee onto the roof of a property on West 5th Street. Officers on the perimeter were eventually able to take him into custody without incident, and he was charged with resisting arrest. He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on his own recognizance.
Search warrants were obtained and executed by patrol officers, detectives and members of the Crisis Management Tactical Team.
No injuries were reported in this incident.