Police Respond To Reports Of Shots Fired In New Castle, One Injured

Police are investigating a shots fired incident that occurred yesterday at a motel in New Castle.

The incident occurred on May 18, 2019, at approximately 6:15 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the Superlodge motel located at 1213 West Avenue in New Castle. Through further investigation, it was determined that a resident of the motel, 29-year-old Leovardo Dominguez-Amezquita was highly intoxicated while displaying a handgun in the vicinity of adults and children, according to Delaware State Police.

Dominguez-Amezquita continued to play with the gun, waiving it around and racking the slide. He proceeded to walk over towards a grassy area near the far side of the parking lot where he fired one round towards a tree, police said.

When Dominguez-Amezquita was confronted by his roommates, he became agitated, punching the motel room window. He subsequently broke the window causing injury to himself. He was transported and admitted to the Christiana Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

There were no other reports of injuries as a result of this incident.

Warrants have been obtained for Dominguez-Amezquita upon his release from the hospital charging him with the following:

Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
Reckless Endanger First Degree (4 counts)
Criminal Mischief