MPD seeks tips in "shots fired" complaint - Town of Middletown, Delaware

MPD seeks tips in "shots fired" complaint

Date: January 6, 2017

On Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at about 3:30 p.m., Middletown Police responded to the parking lot area of the Dove Run Shopping Center, on Del. 299, Middletown, in reference to a shots fired complaint involving two subjects in motor vehicles. Initial investigation revealed several witness accounts indicating both operators exited their respective vehicle(s) and apparently discharged their firearm(s) at each other. Both subjects then fled the area separately, one in a dark-colored sedan with tinted windows and the other in a champagne-colored sports utility vehicle.

Further investigation from Jan. 5, 2017, revealed this incident involved three motor vehicles: a dark-colored sports utility vehicle, a champagne-colored sports utility vehicle, and a dark-colored sedan with tinted windows. The champagne sports utility vehicle has been identified as a 2007 GMC Yukon bearing Delaware registration. The dark sedan with tinted windows has been identified as a 2007 Dodge Caliber bearing Delaware registration. The dark-colored sports utility vehicle has not yet been identified. Apparently, all three vehicles were in the area of the parking lot in the shopping center that is close in proximity to the entrance located on Brickmill Road. The driver of the Yukon, is described as a black male, about 6-foot-tall, with a thin build, with an afro. 

The driver of the Caliber is described as a black male approximately 6-foot-tall, with a thin build, wearing dark clothing. Apparently, the driver of the Caliber and the driver of the Yukon exited their vehicles and engaged in an altercation involving multiple shots being fired. Both subjects then entered their vehicles and fled the area. During this time, the unidentified dark-colored sports utility vehicle fled the area as well.

There is no indication of any injuries to anyone or property damage at this time. The investigation is on-going and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Julia Fabbroni at 376-9950 or Crime Stoppers at 800-847-3333.