UPDATE – Arrests – Shooting on Madison Drive

Based upon witness statements and video evidence, Newark Police identified a suspect vehicle and a possible suspect in this incident.  A vehicle description and tag number were disseminated to area police agencies.

On Sunday October 10, 2021, a Newport police officer observed the suspect vehicle in Newport.  The officer attempted to stop the vehicle and it did not initially stop.  After a brief pursuit, the vehicle pulled over and two suspects were taken into custody.

Newark Police detectives were notified of the arrests.  After additional investigation, both suspects were charged in this incident.

They were identified as two 17 year-old males: one from Newport and one from Wilmington.  They were each charged with:

  • Assault First Degree
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of a Handgun by a Juvenile
  • Conspiracy Second Degree

Both defendants appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video.  The male from Newport was was ordered to be held in default of $112,000 cash bail and the male from Wilmington was ordered to be held in default of $107,000 cash bail.  Both defendants were turned over to the custody of the New Castle County Detention Center in Wilmington.

The victim, a 17 year-old female, remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. P. Keld at (302) 366-7100 x. 3106 or pkeld@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.

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