Juvenile Charged With Stealing Guns And Shooting At Homeowner

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Selbyville -The Delaware State Police have arrested a juvenile and charged him in connection with a residential burglary in which shots were fired at the homeowner, according to Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz. Through investigative measures, evidence and numerous interviews, a juvenile was identified as the suspect.

Bratz said that an Thursday, February 9, 2017, Delaware State Police Burglary Unit Detectives arrested the juvenile at Troop 4, Georgetown after detectives developed him as a suspect in the November 27th, 2016 residential burglary incident.

During the burglary of the residence, in the 32,000 block of Sanbru Lane, Selbyville, the juvenile removed several guns and subsequently fired two shots from one of the guns which caused the victim to retreat back into the house, according to Bratz. During this incident the juvenile fled in an unknown direction. There were no injuries.

The juvenile was arraigned before the Sussex County Family Court and formally charged with Burglary 1st degree, Reckless endangering 1st degree, four counts of theft of a firearm, four counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony, Felony Theft, and Criminal Mischief. He was subsequently committed to the Stevenson House Detention Center in default of $12,500.00 secured bond. More charges are expected, said Bratz.

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