Shots Fired on East Main Street

On April 22, 2023, at about 0031 hours, Newark Police were in the 100-block of East Main Street when an officer heard gunshots being fired.  Officers responded to the area of 174 East Main Street and observed a group of subjects.  Witnesses reported that the person who fired the gun fled the area in a vehicle.  Officers stopped the vehicle minutes later.  The vehicle was operated by Khadijah Brown, 30, of Wilmington.  Brown was the sole occupant of the vehicle.  No firearm was located in the vehicle and Brown was later released.

Upon further investigation at the scene, shell casings were located on the ground.  A review of surveillance video and witness interviews determined that Brown and another female engaged in an argument with other persons in the area of 174 East Main Street.  A handgun was produced by a second female suspect and she began to fire it into the air.  Brown and the second female fled in the vehicle.  However, prior to police contact, the second female exited the vehicle and fled on foot.

No one was injured by the gunfire.

Newark Police have obtained arrest warrants for Brown for this incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Cpl. D. Burgess at (302) 366-7100 x. 3473 or  Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.

**This press release was updated on April 24, 2023 at 2020 hours to correct prior information and only identify Brown as being wanted for this incident.  Brown is now in custody.

Khadijah Brown