Newark Police Charge Two In Shooting That Left Teen Girl In Critical Condition

Newark Police have arrested two in a shooting that left a young girl in critical condition Saturday morning, according to Lt. Andrew Rubin.

Rubin said on October 9, 2021, at about 2:22 in the morning, Newark Police responded to a residence in the 100-block of Madison Drive for a report of loud music and subjects in the street. As officers arrived at the scene, they were advised that there had been a shooting. A short time later, the female victim, suffering from a gunshot wound, arrived at an area hospital by private vehicle.

The initial investigation found that the victim was seated in the driver’s seat of a vehicle in front of the residence when shots were fired from a vehicle driving by. The vehicle was last seen southbound on Elkton Road said Rubin. Multiple shell casings were found at the scene.

Rubin said based upon witness statements and video evidence, Newark Police identified a suspect vehicle and a possible suspect in this incident. A vehicle description and tag number were disseminated to area police agencies.

On Sunday, October 10, 2021, a Newport police officer observed the suspect’s vehicle in Newport. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle and it did not initially stop. After a brief pursuit, the vehicle pulled over and two suspects were taken into custody.

Newark Police detectives were notified of the arrests. After additional investigation, both suspects were charged in this incident Rubin said Monday.

They were identified as two 17-year-old males: one from Newport and one from Wilmington. They were each charged with:

Assault First Degree
Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
Possession of a Handgun by a Juvenile
Conspiracy Second Degree
Both defendants appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video. The male from Newport was ordered to be held in default of $112,000 cash bail and the male from Wilmington was ordered to be held in default of $107,000 cash bail. Both defendants were turned over to the custody of the New Castle County Detention Center in Wilmington.

The victim, a 17-year-old female, remains hospitalized in critical condition.

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