April 17, 2018 – On Friday April 13, 2018 at
approximately 6:00 p.m. the Newark Police responded to the unit block of North
Chapel Street for a report of an assault. Officers arrived on scene and located
a 23-year-old male suffering from a leg fracture. The victim was transported to
Christiana Hospital for treatment by Aetna Hose, Hook, and Ladder Company.
Investigating officers learned from witnesses that the
victim was involved in an altercation at a party. The victim was then assaulted
by several people at the party, leading to the leg injury. Officers further learned
that during the assault, derogatory statements in reference to sexual
orientation were made.
The Newark Police are actively investigating this
assault and the elements of it which may lead to a charge of a hate crime in
addition to the assault.
This investigation is ongoing and additional details
will be released as they become available.
Anyone with additional information about this case is
asked to contact Officer A. Maiura at AMaiura@newark.de.us or 302-366-7100 ext.
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