Police Make Arrest In Shots Fired Incident That Lead To Search In Claymont

A Wilmington Police investigation has led to an arrest in connection to a shots fired investigation, according to police.

On December 2, 2020 at approximately 11:18 a.m. police were in the area of 6th and Willing Streets when gunfire was heard. A suspect vehicle was seen leaving the scene but fled from police when a stop was attempted. Shortly after, the vehicle was located in the area of Harvey Road off of the I-95 North exit. Police recovered 198 grams of cocaine, 128 grams of methamphetamine, and 51 grams of marijuana, officials said Friday.

Readers will remember this was the chase that lead to a search of the area surrounding Harvey Road at I-95.

WPD, County, and State searched a large section of Claymont for two suspects involved in the incident but did not locate them at the time.

Radio reports indicated that Troopers shut down a COVID-19 testing location for a short time during the search.

Today officials said the case was assigned to Detective Michael Hayman of the Criminal Investigations Division.

Through the course of the investigation, police identified 25-year-old Kyree Harris as a suspect.

On December 16 police executed a search warrant in the 1600 block of Coleman Street. Harris was taken into custody without incident. Police recovered a loaded 9mm handgun, ammunition, 15 Percocet pills, 239 grams of marijuana, 16 bags of heroin, 2 grams of cocaine, and a package of marijuana edibles.

Harris was charged with the following offenses:

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony
Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver in Tier 3 Quantity (2 counts)
Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver in Tier 2 with an Aggravating Factor
Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver
Maintaining a Drug Property
Endangering the Welfare of a Child (2 counts)
Conspiracy 2nd Degree
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $279,500 cash-only bail.