Police Arrest 15 Year Old Who Shot and Killed Another Teen in April in Wilmington

WILMINGTON, DE – Wilmington Police have arrested a 15-year-old male in connection with a fatal shooting incident that took place in April.  On April 28 at approximately 5:08 p.m., police were called to the 100 block of Ashton Place, where they located a 13-year-old who had sustained a gunshot wound and was transported to the hospital and later succumbed to his injuries. The incident was determined to have been a fatal shooting incident, and the victim was identified as Jeramiah Redding. The firearm used in the incident was recovered during the initial investigation.

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The case was assigned to Detective Brandon Mosley of the Criminal Investigations Division. Through the course of his investigation, Detective Mosley identified a 15-year-old male as a suspect.

The 15-year-old male was taken into custody on May 13, and has been charged with the following offenses:

  • Murder (2nd Degree)
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
  • Tampering with Physical Evidence
  • Providing a False Statement to Law Enforcement

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the New Castle County Detention Center on $57,000 cash-only bail.

Police also arrested a 14-year-old male, who has been charged with Providing a False Statement to Law Enforcement. He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on $500 unsecured bail.

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