Man Facing Charges After Shooting Toward Trooper

The Delaware State Police have arrested 64-year-old Roger Little of Delmar, Delaware for reckless endangering and other charges following an incident that occurred last night in Delmar.

Officials said on April 4, 2023, at approximately 8:11 p.m., troopers responded to a residence on Blue Bird Lane after 9-1-1 dispatchers received a call of a shooting. The 9-1-1 caller, identified as Roger Little, told dispatchers that he had shot a man armed with a knife who had broken into his home. Little said that there were also other people who were in his house, but he failed to answer follow-up questions asked by dispatchers police said.

A trooper arrived at the scene and exited his patrol vehicle. Once he did so, Little fired rounds in his direction from his house according to police. The trooper returned gunfire, and the other responding officers established a perimeter around the property.

Troopers heard additional gunshots while Little was still in the residence. A member of the State Police Conflict Management Team was able to call Little on the phone and have him exit the house. Little walked outside and got into an unoccupied State Police vehicle, and he was subsequently taken into custody by troopers without further incident. A search of Little’s home led to the recovery of a shotgun and several spent shotgun rounds police said.

No one was struck by gunfire and no one was injured in this incident. Officials added that there were no injured people in Little’s home, and his claim that there had been intruders was not substantiated.

He is facing the Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony), Reckless Endangering First Degree (Felony), and Criminal Trespass Third Degree.