Suspect In July 1 Attempted Murder Attempt In Middletown Turns Himself In

by Super User

The suspect in the July 1 attempted murder in Middletown has turned himself in. On Monday, July 9 around 6pm, Ramaj Thompson voluntarily turned himself in after responding to a call from the Middletown Police Department to surrender. He was charged with first degree attempted murder, four counts of first degree reckless endangerment, nine counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, four counts of aggravating menacing, and first degree conspiracy. He was taken to the Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of posting $995,000 cash bail and ordered not to have contact with the victims.

The incident happened around 7:30pm, July 1 near the Valero gas station at 38 E. Main Street when Middletown Police responded to a complaint about shots being fired. Officers observed the victim’s vehicle with apparent gunshot damage at the time of the incident. None of the four passengers ranging in age from 6 to 23 years old were injured from the gunfire.

The investigation revealed that the victims had just exited the Valero in their vehicle and traveling along East Main Street when they observed 18-year-old Ramaj Thompson from New Castle fire multiple shots at their vehicle. Thompson had arrived in a dark green Mazda Protégé that was also occupied by another male and two females.

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