Arrest Made In Shooting Incident Near Christiana Hospital

County Police have updated a story that only FSU brought you late last month.

New Castle County Police have arrested Taheem Lawrence, 32, of Dover following an investigation into a shots fired complaint. On Thursday, October 27, 2022, at 1:55 PM officers from the New Castle County Division of Police responded to the unit block of Renee Court in Newark – Rutherford in reference to a residence being struck by gunfire. Officers arrived at the scene and determined that an occupied home had been struck multiple times. Surveillance footage was collected from the incident and a suspect vehicle was identified as a distinct gold Jeep Grand Cherokee police said Wednesday.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police assumed the investigation and were able to identify a potential suspect as Taheem Lawrence. On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, officers located Taheem along with his gold Jeep Grand Cherokee and took him into custody without incident. Officials said a search warrant was obtained for his Jeep and while searching the vehicle officers located a black 9MM handgun.

Lawrence was charged with one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, one felony count of carrying a concealed deadly weapon, two felony counts of reckless endangering in the first degree, and one misdemeanor count of criminal mischief Under $1000. He was arraigned by the Justice of the Peace Court 11 and held at Howard Young Correctional Institution on $68,500 cash bail.