Reports: Homeowner Shoots Man In Barn Where Horse Was Molested

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Camden Wyoming – At around 9:30 last evening, Tuesday, October 2, 2018, rescue crews from the Felton and Marydel Fire Companies, along with State Police responded to the unit block of Pony Track Road for a medical emergency.

Sources familiar with the incident said that Trooper 2 (Delaware State Police Aviation) also responded to the scene for reports of a shooting.

While not confirmed, it’s believed that the location on Pony Track Road is the same location where a horse was molested in August of this year.

In August the Delmarva Equine Clinic posted a warning on Facebook that read:

“Warning! Disturbing info!

Please be vigilant & keep a close eye on your horses & property. Some time overnight (8/15-16, 2018), a pony residing in Camden, Delaware was sexually molested. The pony was in her stall in her owner’s barn at the time of the attack. Although the mare suffered significant trauma, she is expected to recover. A report has been filed with the Delaware State Police. If you have any information or see any suspicious activity, please report it to the authorities immediately.”

At the time Delaware State Police Spokeswoman M/Cpl. Melissa Jaffe, said troopers responded to a residence on Pony Track Road in Camden. Jaffe said an unknown person or persons entered a barn on the property and assaulted a horse sometime between the hours of 7 p.m. Wednesday and 4 a.m. Thursday.

The Delaware State Police just released the following statement at 12:20 pm:

The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a burglary incident that led to a shooting last evening.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at approximately 9:37 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to Pony Track Road for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, Troopers located a 45-year-old male who had sustained gunshot wounds to his lower extremities.

Further investigation revealed that the 45-year-old male from Greenwood had entered the property without permission. The residents became aware that someone was trespassing in their barn when their alarm activated. The residents, a 73-year-old male and he and his 65-year-old wife responded to the barn where they discovered the male subject. The male resident discharged a firearm and struck the intruder.

The intruder was transported to a local area hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

The two residents were not injured as a result of this incident.

Officials have not publicly connected the two incidents.

This is a developing story.

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