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Dover Man Arrested After Fleeing from Police with Firearm

Incident Number: 50-21-22486

Date/Time:  Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 1:10 a.m.

Location: South Bradford Street and West Division Street, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us


The Dover Police Department arrested a 23-year-old man on gun charges following a foot pursuit on Saturday morning.  At approximately 1:10 a.m., officers were in the area of S. Bradford Street when they heard a single gunshot.  Officers checking the area observed a suspect later identified as Akeem Ferrell, running in the area of the Minor Street Alley with a black handgun in his hand.  Ferrell refused to stop when ordered by police who pursued him onto Loockerman Street where he was arrested.  During a search, Ferrell was in possession of the handgun.  Ferrell was also found to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of possession and had an active no-contact order from Kent County Superior Court that prohibited Ferrell from possessing a firearm.  

Ferrell was committed to SCI on a $9,000 cash bond on the following offenses:
-Possession of a Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Firearm While Under the Influence
-Breach of Release
-Resisting Arrest

Akeem Ferrell
Dover, DE
Age: 23