Newark Police detectives determined that the victim in this incident was accidentally shot by a friend, Nih’ki Price, 21, of Newark. Price was playing with a gun inside a residence in the 100 block of Madison Drive when the victim, who was in the same room with Price, was shot once in the leg by Price causing serious injury. Price initially gave a false statement to Detectives as to the circumstances of the shooting.
On July 16, 2021 Price was taken into custody without incident. Price was transported to Newark Police headquarters where he was charged with the following offenses:
Price appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #2 by video and was ordered to be held in default of $122,000 cash bail. Price was turned over to the custody of the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.