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17-Year-Old Arrested on Gun Charges After Fleeing from Police

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Incident Number: 50-22-14704

Date/Time:  Monday, May 16th, 2022 at 2:02 p.m.

Location: 100 Block of South Queen 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 17-year-old male following a foot pursuit on Monday afternoon.  Officers were conducting a firearms investigation after it was learned that they 17-year-old was in possession of a handgun after it was reported that the suspect had “flashed” the gun on the property of the Parkway Academy/The Depot.  The juvenile is not an active student of the school.  The juvenile suspect was located in the 100 Block of South Queen Street and fled on foot when uniformed officers approached.  During the foot pursuit, the juvenile suspect was clutching his waistband and eventually fell down.  A teal 9mm handgun was located where the suspect fell.  The suspect got up and continued to run but was located a short time later near the Dover Fire Department between South Governors Avenue and South Bradford Street.   The juvenile suspect was committed to a juvenile detention center on a $17,100 secured bond on the following charges: -Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon -Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (2x) -Possession of Deadly Weapon in School Zone -Illegal Gang Participation -Resisting Arrest
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