Police Make Arrest In Saturday Afternoon Shooting


A Wilmington Police investigation has resulted in an arrest less than a week after a shooting incident that took place on October 12, according to police.

Officials said on October 12 at approximately 4:17 p.m., police responded to the 900 block of Lombard Street in reference to a shooting that had occurred. Police located a 26-year-old male gunshot victim who arrived at the hospital and was listed in stable condition.

The case was assigned to Detective Charlie Puit of the Criminal Investigations Division. Through the course of his investigation, Puit identified 25-year-old Shyheim Bordrick as a suspect in the case and obtained warrants for his arrest. Police officers on proactive patrol located Bordrick in the 700 block of East 10th Street on Tuesday evening, October 15, just after 10:00.
Bordrick led officers on a foot pursuit but was ultimately taken into custody.

He has been charged with the following offenses:
Assault (First Degree)
Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
Resisting Arrest
He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $180,000 cash-only bail.

Captain Malcolm Stoddard, commander of the Criminal Investigations Division, applauded the work of detectives in bringing an arrest in this case.

“The diligent investigative efforts of our detectives have resulted in an arrest less than a week after this incident,” said Captain Stoddard.