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Two Arrested After Suspect Pulls Gun During Foot Chase 2-5-15

Complaint # 50-16-3714

Date/Time:  Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 8:59PM

Location:  400 Block of Barrister Place, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department arrested Zhamir Cooper-Watson on Wednesday night after he pulled a handgun out during a foot pursuit.  Cooper-Watson was contacted in the area of Barrister Place, along with two other individuals, after officers were responding to a call of an armed robbery at Dover East Estates.  As the officer approached the group, Cooper-Watson fled on foot and was chased by the officer.  Cooper-Watson reached inside his coat and pulled out a handgun, but complied with officers commands to drop his weapon.  The handgun was a .38 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver, loaded with five rounds of ammunition. The two subjects that were with Cooper-Watson stayed in the Barrister Place area with a Dover Police Cadet during the incident.  One subject was set free after being interviewed, however Sameer Dover was found to be in possession of 27.6 grams of marijuana.

Sameer Dover
Age: 19
Address: 100 Block of Lady Bug Drive, Dover
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Bond: Released on O.R.

Zhamir Cooper-Watson
Age: 21
Address: 400 Block of Barrister Place
Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
Resisting Arrest
Bond: Committed to JTVCC $5,500 Secured bond