Police: Teens arrested on firearms, gang charges in Dover

Gun seized from the 14-year-old boy in Dover.  Photo courtesy of Dover Police Department.

Two teens are facing multiple charges including illegal gang participation, after police say they had guns in their possession, in Dover. 

The Dover Police Department says on Tuesday, just after 2:00 PM, Dover PD officers and the Delaware Probation and Parole stopped a 17-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy as they were leaving residences in the area of White Oak Road and Stevenson Drive. Police say the 17-year-old was wanted on a violation of probation for a previous weapons charge.

According to the report, the 14-year-old was found in possession of a loaded .380 handgun and arrested without incident. Authorities report that the 17-year-old was also arrested as officers learned that he previously possessed a gun. Law enforcement says the gun in the photo was seized from the 14-year-old.

The 17-year-old was charged with possession of firearm by person prohibited, possession of firearm during commission of felony, illegal gang participation, conspiracy second degree.

The 14-year-old was charged with possession of firearm by person prohibited, possession of firearm during commission of felony, illegal gang participation, conspiracy second degree, and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.
 

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