UPDATE #1 – Shooting at South College Avenue Hotel

This shooting occurred in a hotel room in which there was a gathering of people.  An argument occurred in the room and the victim, a 20 year-old male, suffered a gunshot wound to the neck.  The victim is currently admitted to an area hospital in serious condition.

The vehicle stopped by Newark Police directly after the incident was found to have multiple people who were present in the room at the time of the shooting.  They were interviewed by Detectives and were released.  The driver of the vehicle was charged with Disregarding a Police Officer’s Signal. The driver appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video and was released on his own recognizance.  The identity of the driver is being withheld due to the ongoing investigation.

This incident remains an active criminal investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. W. Anderson at (302) 366-7100 x. 3469 or wanderson@newark.de.us.  Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.

Prior Press Releases:
Original Release