Police: Community Helps Officers Capture Shooting Suspects

On Sunday, December 30, at approximately 1:37 am, Wilmington Police responded to the 500 block of W. 11th Street in reference to a ‘shots fired’ complaint.

As officers were arriving at the scene they were advised by members of the community that two vehicles were pursuing each other and appeared to be involved in a gun battle with each other.

Officers observed a vehicle matching the description of one of the vehicles traveling at a high rate of speed. They conducted a felony car stop in the 700 block of N. Tatnall Street and found the vehicle occupied by four males.

Through investigative means, police learned that all four occupants were involved in this incident, according to police.

The four occupants are identified and charged with the following offenses:

1. Nyhe Toston, 18-years old, from the 500 block of W. 38th Street, Wilmington, charged with:
Possession of Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony;
Possession of a Firearm Within 10 Years of Prior;
Possession of a Firearm by Person Prohibited;
Reckless Endangering First Degree;
Conspiracy Second Degree.

2. Kenai Truitt, 21-years old, from the 1600 block of W. 5th Street, Wilmington, charged with:
Reckless Endangering First Degree;
Conspiracy Second Degree.

3. A 17-years old, from the 400 block of Homestead Road, Wilmington, charged with:
Reckless Endangering First Degree;
Conspiracy Second Degree.

4. A second 17-years old, from the 100 block of W. 8th Street, Wilmington, charged with:
Reckless Endangering First Degree;
Conspiracy Second Degree.

All four defendants are awaiting arraignment at this time.

 

If anyone has additional information regarding this incident please contact Detective Michael Hayman at (302) 576-3963, or via his email: michael.hayman@cj.state.de.us.

Or you may contact DELAWARE CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-TIP-3333, or via their website: delawarecrimestoppers.org

 

 


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