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Foot Chase Leads to Gun Arrest 3-17-16

Complaint # 50-16-8331

Date/Time:   Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 at 3:30PM

Location:  Whatcoat Apartments (Whatcoat Drive), Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested Kevon McKinney on weapons charges after he fled from officers on foot on Wednesday afternoon.  The Dover Police Department responded to Whatcoat Drive in response to a call received from a witness that observed McKinney get a handgun from behind a bush and sit in the driver seat of a nearby vehicle.  Officers quickly arrived and attempted to contact McKinney who fled southbound on foot with the handgun visible in his hand.  McKinney, who ran past a school bus letting children off, was pursued by officers into a wooded area behind the Dover Federal Credit Union on Saulsbury Road where he was taken into custody.  The handgun (loaded Beretta 9mm) was found in close proximity to where McKinney was arrested by officers.  McKinney was committed to JTVCC in default of $25,000 cash and $4,353 secured bond.  In addition to the below charges, McKinney also had an active warrant from Delaware State Police Troop 9, was on home confinement, and had a capias from Kent County Court of Common Pleas for a prior gun charge.

-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Possession of Firearm in School Zone
-Tampering with Physical Evidence
-Resisting Arrest
-Local Fugitive

Kevon McKinney Age: 18 Address: Bently Court, Dover, DE
Kevon McKinney
Age: 18
Address: Bently Court, Dover, DE