Wilm. police arrest man allegedly fleeing shooting scene

By Tom Lehman 12:21am, June 25, 2014 - Updated 4:48pm, June 25, 2014
Demarius Bradley (Courtesy of Wilmington Police Department)
A 19-year-old New Castle man was arrested Monday night in Wilmington after he fled from the scene of a shooting that sent a 25-year-old man to the hospital, city police said.

Officers patrolling in the West Center City area heard gunshots about 10:20 p.m. and spotted Demarius Bradley running toward 6th and North Madison Streets while discarding a .45-caliber handgun, said Cpl. Mark Ivey.

The officers took Bradley, who's prohibited from possessing firearms, into custody after a short pursuit on foot, Ivey said.

However, he said investigators do not believe Bradley is the gunman who shot a 25-year-old Wilmington man in the right leg on the 500 block of West 6th Street that evening.

The victim turned up at Wilmington Hospital seeking treatment for his injury. Investigators are still looking into the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

Bradley was charged with resisting arrest and multiple weapons offenses and was committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution after he failed to post $36,000 cash bail.

Anyone with information can call Detective Robert Fox at (302) 576-3619 or the Wilmington Police Department Confidential Tip Line at (302) 576-3990.

You can also submit an anonymous text message tip by texting the words TIP WILMINGTON and then your tip to 888777.

Tips can also be submitted to Delaware CrimeStoppers at 1(800) TIP-3333 or online at www.tipsubmit.com.

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