(Newark, De 19711) Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police have arrested a 30-year-old female suspect who was involved with the initial shooting investigation that occurred on September 9, 2022, at Hunters Crossing Apartments.
On Monday September 12, 2022, Portia Herndon, of Philadelphia was charged with one count of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Portia was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and bail was set at $250,000.00 cash. Portia was committed to Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution but remains in stable condition at Christiana Hospital in the custody of the Department of Corrections.
The 26-year-old female victim remains in stable condition at Christiana Hospital.
Colonel Joseph Bloch, Chief of the New Castle County Division of Police said the following of Friday evening’s events, “I am deeply disturbed by the events that occurred on Friday night in the Hunters Crossing community. I am proud that our officers quick response and immediate action stopped the threat to other members of the community and likely prevented further tragedy. In addition, the aid rendered by our officers, paramedics and fire department personnel contributed to the fact that both the victim and the suspect are alive today.”
This remains an active investigation with the Division of Police and the Department of Justice Division of Civil Rights and Public Trust. Any individual with information 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.