Wilmington – On Monday, 23 April 2018, at approximately 8:57 pm, Wilmington Police (WPD) from Uniformed Services Division, were patrolling in the area of W. 4th and N. Orange Streets when they initiated a motor vehicle stop for ‘disregarding a red light’ violation, according to WPD.
Officials said during the motor vehicle stop, officers made contact with the female driver who indicated that the front passenger had been shot.
The victim, a 24-year-old male, who was suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg, was medically treated on scene and then he was transported to the Christiana Hospital, via ambulance, where he is currently listed in stable condition.
During the investigation it was determined that the location of the shooting occurred in the 1000 block of N. Heald Street, Wilmington.
Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division determined that the shooting stemmed from a verbal dispute, which erupted into a physical altercation. During the altercation the suspect displayed a firearm and fired one round toward the male victim, striking him in the leg, said police.
Detectives developed a positive identification of the suspect through investigative measures. The suspect has been identified as: Maya Lewis, 37, of Wilmington.
Wilmington Police detectives, along with the department’s Street Crimes Unit, located Lewis a short time later. Lewis was taken into police custody without further incident and was arrested on the following charges:
ASSAULT 1ST DEGREE, POSSESSION OF A FIREARM DURING THE COMMISSION OF A FELONY, and CARRYING A CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPON.
She was arraigned and was committed to Baylor Women’s Correctional Institute after failing to post $70,000 cash bail.