County Police Make Arrest In Shooting At Bear-Area Shopping Center

The New Castle County Division of Police has made an arrest in the September 26, 2019 shooting incident at Rivers End Plaza.

Officials said after an extensive investigation, detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit were able to name 19-year-old Jordyn Williams as a suspect.

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, Williams turned himself at the New Castle County Public Safety Building. He was charged with one count of felony Assault 1st, one count of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, one count of felony Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, two counts of felony Reckless Endangering 1st and two counts of misdemeanor Criminal Mischief.

Police said at approximately 3:41 p.m. on that Tuesday officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the area of Mario Drive and Rivers End, in the community of Pheasant Run, for a report of a shooting. When the officers arrived, they learned that two groups of subjects began arguing in the parking lot of Rivers End Plaza which ultimately escalated into gunfire.

A 19-year-old male suffered a gunshot wound to his lower torso and was transported to a local area hospital for non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Williams was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and held in lieu of $142,002 cash bail.

This investigation is still ongoing. If you have any information and/or video pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective Kevin Mackie ([email protected] or 302-395-8133).

Breaking Report

Bear – New Castle County Police are currently investigating a shooting that took place on Rivers End Drive in the Villages of Crofton.

Initial reports indicate that a shooting occurred in the parking lot of a mini-mart at Rivers End Drive and Mario Drive.

Residents from the neighborhood said two subjects got into a gunfight in the parking lot before fleeing the area on foot. Police have not confirmed that.

County Police with the assistance of Delaware State Police searched the area but it is believed that nobody was taken into custody.

Evidence technicians were on location marking bullet casings and other items with yellow evidence tags.

Additional reports indicate that bullet holes were found in at least one home behind the shopping center.

No reports of injuries at this time.

This is a developing story.