The investigation by detectives into this shooting is ongoing. Detectives have determined that at least two different firearms were fired during the course of this incident.
On February 16, 2021, Newark Police, with the assistance of the New Castle County Police, executed a search warrant at a residence in New Castle as part of this investigation. Carlos Vasquez, 18, was taken into custody at the residence without incident. Vasquez is believed to be one of the people that fired a gun during the course of the initial shooting. He is not, however, believed to be the one that shot the victim.
Vasquez was transported to Newark Police headquarters where he was charged with Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, and Reckless Endangering First Degree. Vasquez appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #2 by video and was ordered to be held in default of $76,000 cash bail. Vasquez was turned over to the custody of the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.
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