The Delaware State Police are investigating a carjacking and shots fired incident that began in a parking lot of the Prices Corner shopping center and led down Interstate 95 in the Wilmington area last night.
Officials said the incident occurred at approximately 8:15 p.m., Monday, April 3, 2023, when troopers responded to the Prices Corner shopping center located at 3202 Kirkwood Highway in Wilmington for the report of a carjacking.
Upon arrival, it was determined an unknown suspect exited a Honda Accord and approached a 29-year-old male victim who had just returned to his white GMC Sierra in the parking lot. The victim opened the driver-side door to start the vehicle when he was approached from behind by the suspect, who struck him on the top of the head with a handgun police said. The suspect then pointed the gun toward the victim. The victim was then grabbed by a second suspect pointing a second firearm at him and forced him into the truck. As the suspects began to drive away in the stolen vehicle, the victim was able to jump out of the truck and run into his nearby business. The gunmen then fled the scene in the stolen GMC.
After running to notify employees at the business of the incident, one of them jumped into his personal vehicle and followed the suspects in the stolen truck. The employee was able to follow the stolen GMC truck to the area of northbound Interstate 95 and Marsh Road, where the suspects fired 2 rounds at the employee’s vehicle striking it twice in the rear. The second victim then discontinued following the suspects.
The victims were not injured during the incident.
The stolen vehicle was later recovered unoccupied in the area of Garland Road and Lakewood Drive in Wilmington.
The suspects were described as four black males wearing all dark clothing and masks. The suspects were seen occupying a black Honda Accord before the incident, which was also observed fleeing the scene after the theft. Two of the suspects remained within the Accord police said.