Derek Tucker Of Delray Beach Arrested For Firing Weapon, Kidnapping, More
According to an arrest affidavit reviewed by Boca Post, officers with the Delray Beach Police Department responded to the 4900 block of Lincoln Road in reference to a shooting in progress at 5:29 PM on August 12th, 2022.
First responding officers found 32-year-old Derek Tucker who appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance. Tucker refused to comply with commands and ultimately walked away from the officers after a brief stand-off. Tucker reportedly said things like “Derek is god!” and “Nothing’s better than Heroin”. Tucker was tackled by officers and taken into custody.
Witnesses later told detectives that Tucker asked for help but was paranoid, delusional, and suicidal. Before Police arrived, Tucker has shot at the ground and into the air.
A neighbor, who heard the shots, went outside to see what was going on. Tucker then told the woman that he was going to kill her and that he had already shot someone.
UPDATE – 8/13/22
After Boca Post exclusively reported on shots fired preceding a standoff with Delray Beach Police Department yesterday, we have learned that Police arrested 32-year-old Derek Tucker who lives at the residence at 4940 Lincoln Road in the Country Club Acres community.
While the arrest affidavit is still being processed, Boca Post has learned that Derek Tucker has been charged with the following:
- 787.02(1a) False Imprisonment Adult
- 784.011(1) Simple Assault- Intentionally Threaten to Do Violence
- 790.15(1) Discharge Firearm in Public
- 827.03(2c) Child Neglect W/o Cause Great Harm
- 843.02 Resist/obstruct Officer W/o Violence
Delray Beach Police were able to diffuse a volatile situation without causing any extra bloodshed. Boca Post has reached out to Delray Beach Police for comment but we have not yet received a response.
UPDATE – 8/12/22
Sources close to the scene tell Boca Post that Fire Rescue will be evaluating one resident from the home and that there are no other victims. There are no gunshot victims contrary to the original 911 call.
Police reportedly covered the house with their rifles during the confusion. Luckily, no one was hurt. One patient is potentially being treated for a drug-related issue.
Reported FIRST by Boca Post
DELRAY BEACH, FL (Boca Post) (Copyright © 2022) — Delray Beach Police and Fire Rescue are on scene near the entrance to Country Club Acres in response to a possible barricaded suspect in a home.
Sources close to the scene tell Boca Post that a large Police presence is seen near the home with rifles drawn covering the home.
Fire Rescue is staging in the area while there is an apparent standoff.
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