Middletown Police Make Arrest In Double Shooting That Hospitalized Two

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Middletown – Middletown Police have arrestred Howard Watkins, 20, of Wilmington for the January 17, 2018, double shooting that left him and another  24-year-old man wounded.

Officials said during the investigation, detectives determined that Howard Watkins was involved in the shooting. Watkins was charged with Assault First Degree, Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, Home Invasion, Attempted Robbery, and Possession of a firearm by a person prohibited.

He was arraigned by the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and issued $260,000 secured bond. He was transported to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center after falling to post bond.

Both  men sustained multiple gunshot wounds during the incident that apparently took place in a residence on Lockwood Street, according to Middletown Police Chief  Michael Iglio.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Womer or Det. Stafford at 302-376-9950 or via email at [email protected] or [email protected].

Middletown – On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at approximately 3:06 Middletown Police were dispatched to the 100 block of E. Lockwood Street for a report of gunshots, according to Middletown Police Chief Michael Iglio.

Iglio said two males, 20 and 24 years of age, sustained multiple gunshot wounds from an incident that apparently took place in a residence on Lockwood Street. Both males were transported to a nearby hospital and are currently in stable condition.

Several suspects were seen entering a residence on Lockwood Street just prior to the shooting and are described as black males ranging from the ages of early to mid 20’s.
The Middletown Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance with this investigation.

Anyone can call Crime Stoppers at 800-847- 3333, the Middletown Police Department Tipline @ http://www.middletownde.org/Crime-Tip- Line/ or, anyone can contact
Det. Womer or Det. Stafford at 302-376- 9950 or via email at [email protected] or [email protected].

Breaking Report

Middletown – Just after 3:00 this afternoon Middletown Police, along with Trooper 4 (Delaware State Police Aviation), rescue crews from New Castle County Paramedics and the  Volunteer Hose of Middletown responded to Lockwood Street for reports of a shooting.

Reports from the scene indicate that multiple ambulance crews have responded.  Trooper 4 landed near the scene so that flight medic could assist medics on the ground.

Additional reports from the scene indicate that two people were shot and both were transported by ground.  Trooper 4’s medic, along with Townsend Fire Companies C-26 Ambulance crew, is with one patient suffering from multiple wounds,  a Trauma Alert was called for this patient.

The second patient is also suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.


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