Four Juveniles Arrested After Firing BB Gun at Police Officers 6-23-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-19459

Date/Time: Saturday, June 22nd, at 4:23PM

Location:  Dover Mall, 1365 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested four juveniles on Saturday afternoon after responding to a complaint for disorderly subjects refusing to leave the Dover Mall.  Officers responded to the mall after security notified Dover Police that a group of juveniles refused to leave the property and were being disorderly.  As officers, arrived on scene, they in initially drove past the juveniles who were all on bicycles.  As they drove past, Jaziah Wilson (13) pulled out a BB gun and fired multiple times at the Dover Police vehicles, striking them multiple times, causing minor damage.  The four juveniles then fled and the officers successfully apprehended them after a brief chase, leading to the charges listed below.  A total of three BB guns were recovered from the four suspects.

Acting Chief, Major Tim Stump released the following statement regarding the incident:

“I first want to commend these officers for the restraint that they showed during what quickly became a “High Risk” situation. Our officers were faced with tough, split second decision and I can’t tell you how proud I am of them and all that responded to assist in the apprehension including the rest of the shift who responded and DSU officers who responded to provide assistance.

It’s times like these that shed light on the great importance of having a well trained department. What could have been a tragic ending turned out perfectly and I’m thankful for that. I am sure the officers are as well. The juveniles were apprehended and no one was injured. The officers actions were remarkable!”

The Three BB Guns Recovered from the Dover Mall Incident

 

Mugshots and bonds were not available at time of release.

Jaziah Wilson (13 Years Old/Dover, DE)
-Aggravated Menacing (2x)
-Reckless Endangering 2nd Degree (2x)
-Criminal Mischief
-Resisting Arrest
-Disorderly Conduct
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree

Brandon Carter (13 Years Old/Dover, DE)
-Disorderly Conduct
-Resisting Arrest
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree

Tyshaun Mosley (14 Years Old/Dover, DE)
-Disorderly Conduct
-Resisting Arrest
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree

Ty’Ayre Sampson (12 Years Old/Dover, DE)
-Disorderly Conduct
-Resisting Arrest
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree

 

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