Pedestrian Shot By Water Pellets on East Main Street

On April 3, 2022, at about 2257 hours, Newark Police responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a BB shot from a moving vehicle.  Arriving officers contacted a female victim.  The victim reported that she was walking in the unit block of East Main Street when a vehicle drove by.  The victim observed two males lean out of the vehicle and fire what were believed to be multiple BBs at the victim.  The victim was struck once in the leg and did not require medical treatment.

Based upon the victim’s statements and area surveillance video, the vehicle was identified.  Officers went to the registered address of the vehicle and contacted the male driver.  A weapon was located, which was determined to be a splatter ball gun.  A splatter ball gun shoots small gel water pellets.

The investigation into the case continues while warrants are sought for the suspects.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Officer Saitis at (302) 366-7100 x. 3453 or Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.