Update: Man Arrested After Trolley Square Incident Held On $100K

On Sunday, October 28, at approximately 1:06 am, Wilmington Police were present in the 1700 block of Delaware Avenue, as patrons from the annual Halloween Loop were emerging from the many venues located in Trolley Square, according to police.

Officials said as the crowd was letting out gunfire erupted. Wilmington Police took swift action taking TYLER VEGA, 25-years old, of New Castle, into custody.

Police recovered the loaded firearm without incident.

No one was injured during this incident.

VEGA was subsequently arrested and charged with the following:

POSSESSION OF A FIREARM DURING THE COMMISSION OF A FELONY;
POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY PERSON PROHIBITED;
POSSESSION OF A WEAPON WITH AN OBLITERATED SERIAL NUMBER;
CARRYING A CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPON;
RECKLESS ENDANGERING FIRST DEGREE;
RECEIVING A STOLEN FIREARM;
POSSESSION OF A FIREARM WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE.

VEGA was arraigned and was committed to Howard Young Correctional Institute on a $100,000 cash-only bail.

Original Report

Just after 1:00 this morning police officers from the Wilmington Police Department and New Castle County Police, along with Delaware State Troopers responded to Trolley Square for reports of shots fired.

As officers responded to the scene they were advised that between 200 and 300 people were near the intersection of Delaware Avenue and N Dupont Street and a fight was in progress.

The crowd was taking part in the Halloween Loop, a citywide party in which individuals pay a one-time cover charge to visit various nightspots throughout Wilmington, when the fight broke out.

Wilmington Police have not released any details regarding the incident, however, several partygoers captured the incident on their phones and posted the videos to social media.

The videos show several people fighting before security personnel flood into the scene to break it up. As security is separating the parties several gunshots can be heard.

Shortly after the gunfire, you hear someone yelling he’s got a gun right here repeatedly before a Wilmington Police Officer runs by the camera.

These are three videos sent to us. (If these are your videos please message us on Facebook)

Video 1 Video 2 Video 3

Early indications are that a suspect was taken into custody.

No reports of injuries at this time.

Logan House Pulls Out Of Halloween Loop After Shots Fired Incident (Related)

In a statement on their Facebook page, the oldest Irish Bar in Delaware has announced that they will no longer participate in the Halloween Loop.

The move comes after a fight broke out during the annual citywide party in which individuals pay a one-time cover charge to visit various nightspots throughout Wilmington.

Just after 1:00 this morning, Sunday, October 28, 2018, police officers from the Wilmington Police Department and New Castle County Police, along with Delaware State Troopers responded to Trolley Square for reports of shots fired.

As officers responded to the scene they were advised that between 200 and 300 people were near the intersection of Delaware Avenue and N Dupont Street and a fight was in progress.

Videos posted on social media by partygoers show several people fighting in the area before security personnel moved in to break up the fight. As the security team began separating the parties several gunshots were fired nearby.

Shortly after the gunfire someone is heard yelling “he’s got a gun right here” just before a Wilmington Police Officer runs by the camera. Video 1 Video 2 Video 3

The owner of the Logan House, Michael Kelly, issued the following statement in regards to the incident last night:

” The Logan House has resigned from the Halloween Loop. Regrettably, it brings to our establishment a clientele we do not welcome.

I am happy to report that no one was injured last night. We did everything “by the book”, including the hiring of extra security and police and the limiting of the number of customers.

We wish the Halloween Loop all the best. But we will no longer be a part of it. And we look forward to another 130 years of giving our customers a safe and fun place to visit.”

The Logan House is the oldest Irish Bar in Delaware and oldest continuous family-owned Irish bar in the country, according to their website. Kelly’s has enjoyed being at the center of the Forty Acres, (now Trolley Square) since 1864. A National Historic Site, it has been the hub for St. Patrick’s Day for close to 150 years. Kelly’s Logan House presently offers tavern, dining and banquet facilities, as well as live entertainment.

Early indications are that a suspect was taken into custody.

No injuries were reported as a result of this incident.

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