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Posted on: March 17, 2018

Newark Police Investigate Shot Fired

Shot Fired

Shot Fired Investigation


March 17, 2018 – On Saturday March 17, 2018 at approximately 8:47 a.m. the Newark Police responded to the area of the Red Roof Inn, 1119 South College Avenue, for a report of a shot fired. Officers learned that two subjects were in a vehicle and were leaving the hotel, when a Honda Pilot pulled in behind them. A male suspect got out of the Honda and confronted the male victim and struck him with a handgun. The male victim fled the area on foot, being chased by the armed suspect. During this time, a round was fired from the handgun, however, no one was struck. The suspect fled the area in the Honda with a second suspect in the vehicle.


This investigation is in its initial stages and is being investigated as possibly domestic related. This incident did not involve University of Delaware students, and there is not an ongoing threat to anyone in the area.


Additional details will be released as they become available.


Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to contact Cpl. Mease at or 302-366-7100 ext. 3404.


You can send an anonymous text message tip by texting 302NPD and your message to TIP411. Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1‐800‐TIP‐3333 or via the internet at where a reward may be available.


The Newark Police Department affirms that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.


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