Police Investigate Home Invasion (Taylortowne)

New Castle County Police are on scene actively investigating a home invasion that occurred in the community of Taylortowne.

(Newark, Del. – 19702) Earlier today at about 6:10a.m., patrol officers responded to the unit block of Gogh Cir in reference to a shooting.  Upon arrival, police located the 44-year-old male victim suffering apparent gunshot wounds.  The victim stated two suspects entered his residence and stole items, shooting him in the process.  The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

During the course of processing the scene, detectives encountered suspected explosive materials. The Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team responded and ensured the scene was not a threat to the community and safe for further processing.

This is an ongoing and active investigation; further details will be released as they become available.

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation, please contact New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800. Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department. Citizens who currently have the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit. The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.

A reward of up to $20,000.00 is available to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of those responsible for violent crimes investigated by this agency.