Police Investigate Domestic-Related Shooting

The New Castle County Division of Police, Criminal Investigations Unit is currently investigating a domestic-related shooting that occurred in the William Penn Village Apartments.

(New Castle, Del.-19720) On Sunday (7/2) at approximately 3:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to the unit block of Tulip Lane (William Penn Village Apartments) after receiving multiple calls for shots fired and a person screaming.

Police responded to the scene and found a 57-year-old woman suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  The victim was transported to Christiana Medical Center.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Unit responded to the scene to assume the investigation.  Investigators have identified the shooter as the victim’s estranged husband, Reginald Fayton, Sr. a 58-year-old man and an arrest warrant has been obtained.

Reginald Fayton, Sr. is described as a Black male, 5’6’’ tall and weighing approximately 240 lbs.  He is considered armed and dangerous.  If located, members of the community are advised to avoid contact and dial 9-1-1.

This is an active and ongoing investigation and detectives are asking anyone with information pertaining to this investigation to contact Detective Rodney Stearne at (302) 395-8068 or via e-mail at Rodney.Stearne@newcastlede.gov or by dialing the Division of Police non-emergency number at (302) 573-2800.   

Tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook (IM) at New Castle County Division of Police. If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a violent 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.