Arrest Made In Early March Shooting

Wilmington Police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting that occurred earlier this month.

On March 3, at approximately 3:04 p.m., members of the Uniformed Services Division responded to the 700 block of North Adams Street, in reference to a shooting incident. Upon arrival, officers located a 27-year-old male gunshot victim, who was transported to the hospital in stable condition.

The investigation, assigned to Detective Joran Merced of the Criminal Investigations Division, resulted in charges against 22-year-old Shawn Keys police said.

On March 8, members of the Safe Streets Task Force located Keys in the 500 block of East 5th Street, and took him into custody without incident. Subsequently, police executed a search warrant in that block and recovered two 9mm handguns and two .380 caliber handguns.

Keys has been charged with Assault (First Degree), Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Discharging a Firearm on a City Street, and Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited – Two Counts.

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $160,100 cash-only bail.