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Shots Fired, Cops Out Numbered, Arrest Made

Harrington – Delaware State Police are currently investigating the report of shots fired which occurred last night during a large party at a residence in Harrington, according to Delaware State Police Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale.

Hale said that the investigation began at approximately 10:00 p.m. last night, Friday, January 6, 2017, after troopers were called to respond to a report of shots fired at a residence located in the 500 block of Cloverfield Lane, Harrington.

Upon their arrival, Troopers assigned to Troop 3  were met with a large disorderly crowd and immediately asked for assistance from Troop 4, Troop 7, and the Milford Police Department. The crowd was subsequently dispersed.

Troopers learned that during the party, an altercation occurred at which time two unknown black male suspects produced weapons and fired an unknown amount of rounds, according to Hale. Both suspects then fled from the party in a vehicle in an unknown direction. Several shell casing were located at the scene, however, there were no reports of any injuries, and no weapons were found.

As troopers were conducting their investigation, a male subject, identified as Tiki J. Smack, 19, of Bridgeville, arrived at the home. A subsequent computer check revealed that Smack was wanted by the Delaware State Police in connection with the shooting of a 19 year old female which had occurred during an altercation at a residence located in Felton in June of 2016.

Tiki Smack was arrested and transported to Troop 3 where he was charged with Assault 1st Degree, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Reckless Endangering 1st degree, and Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited. He was arraigned at JP Court 7 and committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Institution in default of $75,000.00 secured bail.

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