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Traffic Stop Leads to Firearms Arrest

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Incident Number: 50-22-14646

Date/Time:  Sunday, May 15th, 2022 at 10:08 p.m.

Location: Area of Forrest Avenue and Kenton Road, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested Zhamir Cooper-Watson (27, Smyrna) on firearms charges during a traffic stop on Sunday evening.  At approximately 10:08 p.m., officers stopper Cooper-Watson for driving without his headlights on in the area of Forrest Avenue and Kenton Road.  During the stop, Cooper-Watson was seen moving rapidly in the driver seat as if concealing something.  Officers inquired if Cooper-Watson had anything in the vehicle that was illegal and he admitted to having a firearm in the trunk.  Officers located handgun and three magazines inside of a backpack in the trunk.  Officers then located a 9mm handgun under the driver’s seat of the vehicle.  Cooper-Watson was taken into custody without incident and released on an O.R. bond on two counts of Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon. If you wish to provide information on this case or other criminal activity, please contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130.  Callers may remain anonymous.  Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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