Police: 16-Year-Old Shooting Suspect Turns Himself In

Wilmington Police have identified and charged a 16-year-old male juvenile in connection with an August 9 shooting incident. 

Officials said on August 9, at approximately 7:13 p.m., members of the Uniformed Services Division responded to the 300 block of East 9th Street, in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 16-year-old male gunshot victim who was transported to the hospital in stable condition. 

The case was assigned to Detective Anthony Ford of the Criminal Investigations Division. Through the course of his investigation, Detective Ford obtained a photo of the suspect, which was shared with the public along with a request for assistance. On September 8, the suspect turned himself in and was identified as a 16-year-old male juvenile police said. 

The 16-year-old male juvenile has been charged with Assault (First Degree), Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited.

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and was committed to the New Castle County Juvenile Detention Center on $30,000 cash-only bail.