Altercation At Newark Wawa Leads To Chase, Man Being Shot In The Head

Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred in the Bear area on Saturday night, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell.

Hatchell said On May 28, 2022, at approximately 10:04 p.m., a 32-year-old Elkton man had an altercation with an unknown suspect in a Wawa parking lot located at 2748-54 Pulaski Highway in Newark.

During the altercation, the suspect displayed a weapon at the victim. The victim fled in his vehicle southbound to the intersection of Route 896 and Howell School Road while being chased by the suspect. The victim was then confronted a second time by the suspect who pulled near the victim’s vehicle and began firing multiple rounds.

The victim’s vehicle was struck multiple times and the victim was struck one time in the head. After the shooting, the victim crashed his vehicle into a ditch and ran to a nearby neighborhood for help. The victim was then transported to an area hospital for medical treatment.

During the shooting, a second unrelated vehicle was struck by gunfire said Hatchell. There were no other injuries reported.

The suspect vehicle was described as a black sedan.

Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigation Unit is currently investigating this incident. Anyone who witnessed or has information regarding this incident is asked to contact Det. Strecker by calling 302-365-8413.

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