(Newark, De 19711) On Friday, September 9, 2022, at approximately 8:30 pm officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Fairway Road – Hunters Crossing Apartments- for a domestic related incident. The initial caller advised the suspect was armed with a firearm.
Two uniformed patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police arrived on scene. Officers encountered a female suspect, actively shooting a firearm. Both officers discharged their weapons. The female suspect was struck in the torso. She was transported to Christiana Hospital where she is currently listed in critical condition.
Upon checking the area, officers located a 26-year-old female victim near a vehicle. The preliminary investigation revealed the female suspect was engaged in a domestic dispute with this female. During that encounter, the female suspect shot the victim. That female suffered from several gunshot wounds and was also transported to Christiana Hospital. She is currently listed in critical condition.
The New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit and the Delaware Department of Justice – Division of Civil Rights and Public Trust are currently investigating this shooting. Per Division policy, both officers have been placed on administrative leave while the investigation is conducted.
Any individual with information related to the investigation is asked to please contact Detective Lieutenant Justin Breslin of the Criminal Investigations Unit at (302)395-8110 or by email at Justin.Breslin@newcastlede.gov. Information can also be submitted by calling the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at (302)573-2800.
If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the New Castle County Division of Police Victim Services Unit is available to offer you support and resources through (302)395-8000.
Media inquiries should be directed towards Lieutenant James Leonard at James.Leonard@newcastlede.gov or via phone at (302)383-5417.