Newark Police Say Teen Shot Family Member With Stolen Gun

Family member shot by teen Tuesday morning according to Newark Police Spokesman Lt. Andrew Rubin

Rubin said on December 7, 2021, at about 6.18 in the morning Newark Police responded to a residence in the unit block of Madison Drive for a report of a shooting. Arriving officers located 39-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound to his arm. He was transported to an area hospital and admitted for treatment of an injury not believed to be life-threatening.

An investigation by Newark Police Detectives determined that the victim and a 16-year-old male family member had an argument that morning. During the argument, the juvenile produced a handgun and shot the victim said Rubin. The juvenile was taken into custody at the scene without incident. The discarded handgun, reported stolen in North Carolina in 2002, was recovered nearby by an officer on scene, according to Rubin.

The juvenile was transported to Newark Police headquarters where he was charged with:

Assault First Degree
Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Juvenile
Receiving a Stolen Firearm

The juvenile appeared before New Castle County Family Court and was ordered to be held in default of $3,000 secured bail. He was turned over to the custody of the New Castle County Detention Center in Wilmington.

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