Third Man Wanted In Ellendale Shooting Incident Arrested

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The Delaware State Police have arrested, 28-year-old Joshua A. Wright, after he was located as a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for a traffic violation, on N. Old State Rd. in Lincoln on Friday afternoon.

In addition to being arrested on the active warrants related to the Ellendale shooting, Wright was also charged with multiple drug-related offenses as a result of the traffic stop, police said.

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Ellendale– The Delaware State Police have arrested two suspects in connection with a shooting incident that occurred at the Getaway Lounge, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe the incident occurred on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at approximately 1:01 a.m., when troopers were dispatched to the Gateway Tavern located at 12327 DuPont Boulevard, Ellendale for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, Troopers located a 38-year-old male victim outside who stated he had been shot in the lower extremity by an unknown person. The victim was then transported by EMS with serious but non-life threatening injuries to a local area hospital.

Through investigative measures, Troopers identified three suspects, 36-year-old Reggie D. White of Lincoln, DE, 38-year-old Curtis L. Taylor of Greenwood, DE and 28-year-old Joshua A. Wright of Milford, DE.

Wright, White, Taylor

On September 13, 2019, Reggie White turned himself in at Troop 4 and was charged with the following:

Riot-Intent to Commit Facilitate Commission of Felony or Misdemeanor
Conspiracy Second Degree
Assault Third Degree
White was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on $6000.00 unsecured bond.

On September 12, 2019, Curtis Taylor turned himself in at Court 4 and was then transported to Troop 4 where he was charged with the following:

Riot-Intent to Commit Facilitate Commission of Felony or Misdemeanor
Conspiracy Second Degree
Taylor was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on $5000.00 unsecured bond.

Troopers have been unable to locate the third suspect, Joshua Wright who currently has active warrants for the following:

Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
Riot-Intent to Commit Facilitate Commission of Felony or Misdemeanor
Conspiracy Second Degree
Assault Third Degree

Wright is known to frequent the Milford and Lincoln areas. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Wright is asked to contact Troop 4, at 302- 856-5850 or Detective R. Mills at 302-752-3800.

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