Police Investigate Shots Fired After Responding To A Check On The Welfare

(Newark, Del.-19711) Today (November 21) at approximately 1:00 p.m., uniform patrol officers were dispatched to the unit block of Lawrence Ave in the community of Peikin Park for a check on the welfare of a subject who had made statements that caused a concern for his welfare.

As officers arrived on scene, gun shots could be heard from inside the residence.  Out of an abundance of caution for area residents and officers, a perimeter was established as nearby residence were instructed to shelter in place or evacuate.

Officers on scene were able to make contact with the occupants of the residence in question taking one male subject into custody without incident. No officers were injured.

The subject was transported to an area hospital for evaluation.

This is still an active and ongoing 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.