UPDATE – Arrest – Shooting In Unit Block of Madison Drive

On December 7, 2021, at about 0618 hours, Newark Police responded to a residence in the unit block of Madison Drive for a report of a shooting. Arriving officers located a 39 year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound to his arm. He was transported to an area hospital and admitted for treatment of an injury not believed to be life-threatening.

An investigation by Newark Police Detectives determined that the victim and a 16 year-old male family member had an argument that morning.  During the argument, the juvenile produced a handgun and shot the victim.  The juvenile was taken into custody at the scene without incident.  The handgun had been discarded nearby, but was recovered by Newark Police.  The handgun was found to have been reported stolen in North Carolina in 2002.

The juvenile was transported to Newark Police headquarters where he was charged with:

  • Assault First Degree
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Juvenile
  • Receiving a Stolen Firearm

The juvenile appeared before New Castle County Family Court and was ordered to be held in default of $3,000 secured bail.  He was turned over to the custody of the New Castle County Detention Center in Wilmington.

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