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Wilmington Police Department
Friday December 2nd, 2022 :: 09:00 a.m. EST


Wilmington Police arrest man in connection with shots fired incident:

Wilmington Police have arrested a man in connection with a shots fired incident.

On November 25 at approximately 2:19 a.m., police responded to the area of 7th and Spruce Streets following a report of shots being fired.  Following a brief investigation, police were able to determine that 62-year-old Joe Haynes discharged a firearm inside of a residence in the 700 block of East 7th Street.  Police took Haynes into custody without incident and recovered a loaded .380 caliber handgun.

Haynes was charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony
  • Reckless Endangering (1st Degree)
He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on $10,000 unsecured bail.

Wilmington Police Department
300 N Walnut St
Wilmington, DE 19801

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