Police Say Man Shot Monday Was Breaking Into Home, Taken Into Custody

Wilmington police are investigating a shooting that occurred early Monday morning inside a residence on the 500 block of East 6th Street.

The incident, which happened around 3:07 a.m., led to a 27-year-old male suffering gunshot wounds. He was subsequently transported to a hospital and is currently in stable condition.

Officials now say that the man who was shot, identified as Ismael Jules-Abotchi, has been arrested in connection with the case.

The investigation showed that Jules-Abotchi was shot by a resident of the home during an attempted burglary police said Wednesday.

In light of these facts, Detectives consulted with the Delaware Department of Justice. The resident will not face charges related to the shooting, given that Jules-Abotchi was in the process of breaking into the residence at the time of the incident police said.

Jules-Abotchi is facing charges of First Degree Burglary and Criminal Mischief Under $1,000.

Following his arraignment in Justice of the Peace Court 20, he was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution with a cash-only bail set at $11,000. Additionally, it was discovered that Jules-Abotchi had an outstanding warrant from Tennessee.