Arrest Made In New Castle Walmart Parking Lot Shooting

Delaware State Police arrested Ezekiel Tamba, 23, of New Castle, for attempted murder and related charges following an incident Monday morning, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell.

Hatchell said on January 10, 2022, at approximately 11:46 a.m., troopers were dispatched to a shooting in the Walmart parking lot located at 117 Wilton Blvd. in New Castle.

Upon arrival, troopers observed a gray 2019 Dodge Caravan in the parking lot with front-end damage as well as multiple bullet holes to the front windshield. The investigation determined a 29-year-old victim of Bear, was sitting inside of his vehicle when an unknown subject approached the driver’s side door and asked for money. When the victim advised the suspect that he didn’t have any, the suspect displayed a handgun and began firing rounds, according to Hatchell. The victim was struck multiple times and was transported by ambulance to an area hospital for injuries to the head and neck.

Through investigative means, troopers identified the suspect as Ezekiel Tamba said Hatchell. Later that evening on January 10, 2022, Tamba turned himself in at Troop 2. He was taken into custody after a brief struggle and charged with the following crimes:

Attempted First Degree Murder (Felony)
Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
Resisting Arrest with Force (Felony)
Tamba was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #11 and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $330,000.00 cash bond.

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