Police: Gun Fired During Domestic Home Invasion Struggle In Newark’s Cherokee Woods Neighborhood

Newark – New Castle County Police have arrested 46-year-old Gregory Johnson following a domestic incident in the community of Cherokee Woods, according to M/Cpl. Heather Carter.

Carter said yesterday, April 14, at 9:42 a.m., New Castle County Patrol Officers were dispatched to the unit block of East Cherokee Drive after a 911 call to police was made for an unknown problem.

Police learned that Gregory Johnson entered the residence armed with a weapon, said Carter. Inside the residence was a 33-year-old woman, 65-year-old man and a 2-year-old toddler.

Gregory Johnson made threatening statements while inside the home and then assaulted the 33-year-old woman, according to Carter. During a struggle over the weapon, between Gregory Johnson, the 33-year-old woman and the 65-year-old man, the gun was fired, said Carter.

No one was struck by gunfire during the altercation but the 65- year-old man did sustain an injury to his hand, according to Carter. The 2-year-old was not injured.

Gregory Johnson was taken into custody at the scene by responding officers.

The 33-year-old woman and 65-year-old man were transported to an area hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

Gregory Johnson was charged with 4 counts of felony reckless endangering first, home invasion, possession of a destructive weapon, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, second degree assault, 3 counts of aggravated menacing, strangulation, 2 counts of terroristic threatening, 8 counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, misdemeanor assault, and terroristic threatening.

He was arraigned and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $394,000.00 secured bond and issued a no contact order.

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