03/27/30 | Update: Wilmington Police have arrested a North Carolina man in connection with a shooting investigation that injured a 39-Year-Old Man earlier this month.
On March 27, at approximately 7:55 p.m., a police officer on patrol conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle they witnessed commit a traffic violation in the 700 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard.
During the traffic stop investigation, and after the operator provided a false name to the officers, the suspect, who police identified as 21-year-old James Corprew of North Carolina fled from the scene on foot but was taken into custody a short distance away.
Following a brief investigation, officers recovered a loaded 9mm handgun, and ammunition, who detectives traced back to the shooting of a 39-Year-Old man on March 08, 2023.
Corprew was charged with Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited – Three Counts, Assault (First Degree), Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Providing a False Statement to Law Enforcement, and Resisting Arrest.
He was arraigned in the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas and was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $117,044 cash-only bail.
WILMINGTON, DE (DNTV): Wilmington Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred at approximately 9:04 p.m. in the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Justison Street.
Police say officers located a 39-year-old male gunshot victim, who was transported to the hospital in stable condition.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Kevin Murphy at (302) 576-3972. You can also provide information to Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or delawarecrimestoppers.org.
The Wilmington Police Department Victim Services Unit is available to provide support, information and referrals to those who are victims of crime, and can be reached at (302) 576-3622. Additionally, the WPD Youth Response Unit is available to provide free counseling and services to children and their families who have been exposed to potentially traumatizing events, and can be reached at (302) 576-3183.