Troopers Investigating Shots Fired Incident- New Castle

by Pat Haley

New Castle- Delaware State Police are investigating a shots fired incident which took place Monday afternoon.

On April 26, 2021, at approximately 12:03 p.m., troopers responded to the Relax Inn located at 133 South DuPont Highway, New Castle, for a report of shots fired. The investigation determined a 23-year-old male was operating a red 2008 Toyota Camry northbound Route 13 at Route 40. The Camry made a lane change that cut off a dark colored sedan. The Camry then made a u-turn and entered the parking lot of the Relax Inn. The dark colored sedan pulled next to the Camry in the parking lot and the operators exchanged words. The 23-year-old male victim got back into his vehicle and attempted to exit the parking lot when his rear windshield was struck by gunfire. No one was injured during the incident.

Troopers discovered eight .380 caliber shell casings at the scene.

The suspect was described as a black male wearing all dark clothing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Detective Timmons with Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigative Unit by calling 302-365-8434. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at . 

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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