New Castle County Police are currently investigating a home invasion in the community of Sparrow Run.

(Newark, Del. – 19702)  Earlier today at about 5:56 p.m., New Castle County Police Patrol  officers were called to the unit  block of Teal Circle for a home invasion that had just occurred.  Upon arrival, officers located a 20-year-old male victim who stated that a subject came in to his residence and struck him in the head with a handgun.  One shot was then fired and the suspect fled.  The victim later declined medical treatment.

No items were reported stolen.

New Castle County Police Criminal Investigation Unit arrived on scene and assumed the investigation.

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 http://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.