The Delaware State Police arrested Shafi Meachum, 26, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on gun offenses early Sunday morning.
On July 9, 2023, at approximately 7:34 a.m., troopers responded to I-95 northbound in the area of Darley Road for a man with a firearm in a black Jeep Grand Cherokee on the shoulder of the highway. The man, identified as Shafi Meachum, had been in the backseat of the vehicle with the door open and his arm hanging out, which prompted a passing on-duty New Castle County paramedic to stop and check on him. The paramedic observed a firearm fall from Meachum’s lap and requested police. Meachum was taken into custody by troopers and was found to be under the influence of alcohol. The loaded firearm was recovered from the backseat.
Meachum was taken to Troop 1 and charged with the following offenses:
- Carrying a Concealed Firearm (Felony)
- Possession of a Firearm While Under the Influence
Meachum was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on a $600 unsecured bond.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Corporal Amina Ali
Released: 071023 1537
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