UD Student In Jail For BB Gun Incident Dies, Found In Gander Hill Cell

Wilmington – The Delaware State Police is conducting a death investigation of a 20-year-old Newark man, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier.

Fournier said the preliminary investigation has determined that the incident occurred at the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at approximately 10:55 p.m. when Quinn P. Annable, 20 years old from Newark, Delaware was observed by Correctional Officers in his cell suffering from a medical emergency. Correctional Officers immediately conducted life-saving measures, including CPR.

New Castle County Emergency Medical Services arrived, continued life-saving measures, and transported Annable to Christiana Hospital in critical condition. Annable was being held at the time by the Department of Correction (DOC) in lieu of $20,000 cash bail. While Annable remained hospitalized his bail conditions were modified to unsecured bail and he was released from DOC custody on Friday, October 8.

On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 7:17 a.m., Quinn Annable was pronounced dead. Annable was turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science where a cause and manner of death will be determined.

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Police make an arrest in an incident that took place near the Univesity of Delaware on Sunday.

Police said on October 3, 2021, just before 8:00 pm, Newark Police received a report from two victims that they had been walking on Academy Street, south of East Delaware Avenue, and were followed by a vehicle. The vehicle pulled up next to the victims and the driver pointed a firearm at the victims while threatening to shoot them, according to police. The victims fled the area and called Newark Police.

Shortly after the report to Newark Police, the University of Delaware Police Department received a report from a male victim that he was walking through the parking lot of Drake Hall on Academy Street, when he was shot with what was believed to be a BB gun. The victim described the vehicle and suspect, which matched the suspect in the prior incident. The victim suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene by EMS, but did not require further medical treatment.

Using video surveillance and witness statements police identified the suspect in both incidents as University Of Delaware Student, Quinn Annable, 20, of Newark.

On October 6, 2021, Annable was taken into custody at his off-campus residence without incident. An air pistol that shoots metal pellets was recovered at that time, according to police. He was transported to Newark Police headquarters where he was charged with:

Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
Aggravated Menacing (2 counts)

Additionally, the University of Delaware Police charged Annable with:
Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
Assault Second Degree

He appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #2 by video and was ordered to be held in default of $20,000 cash bail. Annable was turned over to the custody of the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington. In addition to criminal charges, all UD students charged with crimes are immediately referred to the University’s Office of Student Conduct to face potential administrative sanctions, officials said.