Newark Man Arrested After Threatening Pedestrians With A Gun

The following is a joint release issued by the Newark Police Department and the University of Delaware Police Department:

On October 3, 2021, at 1954 hours, Newark Police received a report from two victims that they had been walking on Academy Street, south of East Delaware Ave, and were followed by a vehicle.  The vehicle pulled up next to the victims and the driver pointed a firearm at the victims while threatening to shoot them.  The victims fled the area and called Newark Police.

Shortly after the report to Newark Police, the University of Delaware Police Department received a report from a male victim that he was walking through the parking lot of Drake Hall on Academy Street, when he was shot with what was believed to be a BB gun.  The victim described the vehicle and suspect, which matched the suspect in the prior incident.  The victim suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene by EMS, but did not require further medical treatment.

Based on video surveillance and witness statements, Quinn Annable, 20, of Newark, was identified as the suspect in these incidents.  Annable is a student at the University of Delaware.

On October 6, 2021, Annable was taken into custody at his off-campus residence without incident.  An air pistol that shoots metal pellets was recovered at that time.  He was transported to Newark Police headquarters where he was charged with:

  • By Newark Police Department:
    • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
    • Aggravated Menacing (2 counts)
  • By University of Delaware Police Department:
    • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
    • Assault Second Degree

Annable appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #2 by video and was ordered to be held in default of $20,000 cash bail.  Annable was turned over to the custody of the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.  In addition to criminal charges, all UD students charged with crimes are immediately referred to the University’s Office of Student Conduct to face potential administrative sanctions. 

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Det. T. Gerasimov at (302) 366-7100 x. 3474 or  Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.

Any inquiries as to Annable’s status as a student should be directed to Andrea Boyle Tippett, in the Office of Communications and Marketing at the University of Delaware, by emailing

Quinn Annable