Troopers: 16-Year-Old Girl Pulled Gun During Fight On Lewes Playground

Lewes- The Delaware State Police have arrested a Lewes teenager after an altercation led to her displaying a handgun, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident was reported on May 21, 2019, at approximately 5:04 p.m., when Troopers received information that a fight occurred in which a weapon was displayed, earlier in the day at approximately 3:30 p.m., at a playground located in Angola Beach and Estates Park.

Further investigation revealed that a verbal dispute occurred between the 16-year-old female suspect and another 16-year-old female acquaintance. The altercation became physical and the suspect displayed what appeared to be a handgun, and began swinging it at the victim, according to Jaffe. The victim was not injured as a result of this incident.

Troopers made contact with the suspect at her residence in Lewes where she was taken into custody without incident. A handgun was also recovered from the residence. She was transported back to Troop 7 where she was charged with the following:

Aggravated Menacing (Felony)
Reckless Endanger First Degree (Felony)
Offensive Touching
Disorderly Conduct
She was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released to a guardian on her own recognizance.

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