On January 10, 2020, at about 2328 hours, a Newark Police Officer was driving through the parking lot of the Red Roof Inn at 1119 South College Avenue. The officer observed a group of five males that appeared to be smoking marijuana outside of the building. The officer ordered the males to stop and they fled. Some of the males fled into the building while one fled on foot across Old Cooches Bridge Road. The officer pursued this male into the rear yard of a residence in the 1100 block of Old Cooches Bridge Road where the male was taken into custody without further incident.
The male was found to have discarded a handgun as he fled on foot. This handgun, which was loaded, was recovered next to a residence past which he fled.
The male was identified as Philip Harris-Randolph, 20, of Smyrna, DE. He was transported to Newark Police Headquarters where he was charged with the following offenses:
Harris-Randolph appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video and was released on $25,000 unsecured bond.