Police: Carjackers Flee In Stolen Vehicle, Return To Shoot Victim

On Friday, May 28, 2021, at approximately 1:22 A.M., officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the area of Beeson Avenue, in the community of Hillcrest for a report of a carjacking & shooting that had just occurred.

When the officers arrived, they discovered a 31-year-old victim who was suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

The officers learned that the 31-year-old victim was sitting in the passenger seat of a gray Nissan Altima as the driver was making a food delivery to a residence. The passenger was approached by two black males who demanded he exit the vehicle. The suspects then stole the vehicle and fled the area. However, the suspects returned to the area and demanded the Key FOB for the vehicle and began shooting at the victims. The victim was struck, and the vehicle fled towards Edgemoor Road.

The suspects are described as two black males wearing all black, thin build. The first suspect is described as being 5’7 or 5’8 and the second subject is described as being 5’11 or 6′.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrived at the scene and assumed the investigation.

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