Update: County Police Make Arrest In Glasgow Pines Shots Fired Incident

Newark – Authorities have updated a story that only First State Update brought you last week.  New Castle County Police have arrested 23-year-old Hakeem Evans on charges stemming from a shots fired complaint in the community of Glasgow Pines, according to M/Cpl. Michel Eckerd.

Eckerd said on Tuesday, February 6, New Castle County Police Patrol Officers were dispatched to the unit block of Thayer Court, in the community of Glasgow Pines, for a report of multiple gunshots. When the officers arrived on scene they learned that this incident stemmed from an argument on a school bus, according to Eckerd.

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Witnesses reported that a 14-year-old victim was at his residence when a crowd of people began walking towards the victim’s residence. The 14-year-old victim and a family member came outside and a black male from the crowd pulled a handgun from his waistband and fired multiple shots in the direction of the 14-year-old victim and the family member, according to Eckerd.

No person or property was struck by the bullets and no injuries were reported.

The New Castle County Police Patrol Officers investigation revealed that the person who discharged the firearm was 23-year-old, Hakeem Evans, according to Eckerd.

Hakeem Evans was arrested on February 9 and arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2.

Hakeem Evans was charged with 2 counts of (Felony) Reckless Endangering 1st, (Felony) Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, and (Felony) Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited. He is currently being held at Howard Young Correctional Institution on $80,000 secured bail.;

Breaking Report

Bear – New Castle County Police, with the assistance of the Delaware State Police are on scene at the intersection of Thornhill Drive and Thayer Court investigating reports of shots fired.

Early reports indicate that just before 7:00 this evening someone opened fire near the intersection. Witnesses reported that the suspect fired a weapon 7 to 8 times before a fleeing towards Route 40 on foot.

Multiple officers and State Troopers have converged on the area.

No injuries have been reported.


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