Troopers: Man Forced Into Vehicle At Gunpoint, Taken To His Home Then Shot

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The Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred just after midnight this morning, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on September 23, 2019, at approximately 12:46 a.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the 23000 block of German Road in Seaford for a shooting. Upon arrival, Troopers located a 40-year-old male victim walking in the vicinity. The victim told the Troopers that he had been shot and sustained a single gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Further investigation into this incident revealed that the victim was walking on German Road in the area of his residence when three unknown black males got out of a vehicle, approached him and requested money. When the victim advised that he did not have money, one of the suspects pulled out a gun and pointed it towards the victim, according to Jaffe. The suspects forced the victim back to his residence where they proceeded to physically assault him and restrain him from leaving, said Jaffe. The suspects then ransacked the residence looking for money and fired a round into the ceiling. The victim fled through the back yard. He heard shots being fired and was subsequently struck by one round.

The three suspects were described as black males, between 25-29 years of age.

The investigation is active and ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Troop 4, Major Crimes Unit, Detective Mills at 302-856-5850.


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