Newark Police Investigate Shooting Connected with Attempted Robbery

On July 10, 2021, Newark Police received a report of an attempted carjacking with shots fired. The reported incident occurred in the area of Madison Drive and Dickey Park. The victim stated that around 6:45 am, he was in his car in the parking lot near the basketball/tennis courts. The victim stated that three males opened his door, pointed a gun at him, and tried to force him from the vehicle. After a brief physical altercation, the suspects fled back to their vehicle. The suspect vehicle was described as a grey sedan with Delaware registration. As the suspect vehicle was leaving the area, the suspect with the gun fired a shot in the victim’s direction.

There were no injuries or damage reported from this incident.

The suspect vehicle was reported stolen to the Delaware State Police on July 9, 2021. The vehicle was later recovered in Wilmington, Delaware on July 10, 2021.

The suspects are described as three younger black males wearing face coverings. The driver of the suspect vehicle was also described as a black male.

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