Police: Man Found Running Near Fatal Shooting Scene Charged With Murder

A Wilmington Police investigation has resulted in charges against a 25-year-old man in connection with a February 15 fatal shooting incident.

On February 15 at approximately 9:27 p.m., police were dispatched to the area of 10th and Spruce Streets in reference to a shooting incident that had occurred. Officers located a 21-year-old  Derek Brown suffering from gunshot wounds. Brown was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Members of the Safe Streets Task Force, who were responding to the shooting incident, located 25-year-old Shaquan Guilford. Guilford attempted to flee from officers, however, he was taken into custody in the area of Taylor and Kirkwood Streets. Police said they recovered a loaded 9mm handgun that had been reported stolen. Guilford was charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Receiving a Stolen Firearm, and Resisting Arrest.

The fatal shooting investigation was assigned to Detective Devon Jones of the Criminal Investigations Division. Through the course of his investigation, Detective Jones identified Guilford as a suspect in the fatal shooting police said Wednesday. On February 28, Detective Jones presented the case to the New Castle County Grand Jury, which returned indictments against Guilford on the following offenses:

Murder (First Degree)
Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
Guilford, who remains committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $34,000 cash-only bail following his arrest on February 15, is pending arraignment on the latest charges.

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