Wilmington Police are on scene investigating a police-involved shooting that occurred at 11th and Walnut Streets.
Wilmington (DE): Wilmington Police say they are investigating an officer-involved shooting after one of it’s officers discharged their weapon at a suspicious vehicle traffic stop at 11th & Walnut Streets in the city’s east side.
It happened around midnight Sunday evening when “Wilmington Police located a suspicious vehicle that was running and parked, partially on the curb, at 11th and Walnut Streets.”, said Dave Karas, police spokesman for the Wilmington Police Department. “Officers approached the vehicle to assess the situation, and engaged with the driver and sole occupant, a 21-year-old male. One Wilmington Police officer discharged their department-issued firearm, striking the suspect.”
Officers took the suspect into custody and rendered first aid prior to the arrival of paramedics. The suspect was transported to the hospital in stable condition., Karas said.
“A firearm was recovered from the suspect and charges are pending at this time. The police officers was not injured.”, Karas said.
On Wednesday, police identified The suspect as Jabri Hunter. Hunter was charged with Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited, Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $80,200 cash-only bail.
This makes the second police involved shooting in less than 24 hours. An officer with the New Castle County Police Department discharged his weapon earlier in the evening after a pit-bull terrier charged at him, leaving him with no choice but to shoot the dog.
This incident remains under investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division, the Office of Professional Standards and the Delaware Department of Justice.