Aaron Brown, the suspect in Sunday afternoons shooting on New Street that left one man injured, has been arrested. The Wilmington, DE Police Department contacted Brown in the area of West 4th Street and Rodney Street for a call of suspicious activity. Once the officer contacted Brown, he provided a fake name and stated he did not have identification on him. After a brief investigation, the officer learned Brown was lying and was able to get the correct information and learned Brown was wanted by Dover Police for the shooting incident. A search of Brown led to the discovery of 3.8 grams of crack cocaine. In addition to the charges from the Dover Police Department, Brown now faces the following charges from Wilmington Police Department:
-Possession With Intent To Deliver a Controlled Substance with Aggravating Factor (within 300 feet of a church)
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
-Loitering for Drug Activity
Brown is currently awaiting arraignment and bond information is not available.
Incident #: 50-14-21611 Date/Time: August 17th, 2014 at 4:57PM
Location: 100 Block of South New Street, Dover, DE
Narrative: Dover Police are searching for Aaron Brown (34), of Dover, for the shooting of a man in broad daylight, late Sunday afternoon. Police responded to the 100 block of South New Street for shots fired to find a 22-year-old victim shot in the leg in the area of South New Street and Reed Street. The victim was uncooperative with officers investigating the shooting, however several witnesses in the area, along with video surveillance led to the identification of Brown as the suspect in the shooting. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111 or call the Delaware Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-Tip-3333 or go online at www.tipsubmit.com.
Officer Releasing Information: Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer