Foot pursuit leads to gun-related arrest in Dover

Delaware State News
Posted 8/2/21

DOVER — A 23-year-old Dover man was arrested on gun charges following a foot pursuit Saturday, authorities said.

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Foot pursuit leads to gun-related arrest in Dover

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DOVER — A 23-year-old Dover man was arrested on gun charges following a foot pursuit Saturday, authorities said.

At approximately 1:10 a.m., officers were in the area of South Bradford Street when they heard a single gunshot, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said. Officers checking the area observed a suspect — later identified as Akeem Ferrell — running in the area of Minor Street Alley with a black handgun in his hand, police said.

Mr. Ferrell refused to stop when ordered by police, who pursued him onto Loockerman Street where he was arrested, Sgt. Hoffman said. During a search, the handgun was located. Mr. Ferrell was also found to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of possession and had an active no-contact order from Kent County Superior Court that prohibited him from possessing a firearm, police said.

He was charged with possession of a concealed deadly weapon, possession of a firearm while under the influence, breach of release and resisting arrest. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution, Georgetown, on a $9,000 cash bond.