Delaware State Police

Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance in Identifying Armed Suspect

Presented By Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Bear, DE- Delaware State Police are currently investigating an incident in which a male suspect displayed a weapon at another male during an incident which began as a road rage late last month in Bear.

The incident occurred on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at approximately 7:58 p.m., as a 37 year old male was traveling in a vehicle on US40 (Pulaski Highway)in the area of DE7 (Bear-Christiana Road), Bear. It was at this time that the victim was cut off by a second vehicle that was also traveling on US40. Both vehicles then pulled into the parking lot of the Governor’s Square Shopping Center. The male victim then exited his car and confronted the female operator of the second car about cutting him off. The victim then went inside of a store in the shopping center.

A short time later, the victim exited the store and was confronted by the female operator of the second car as well as several male subjects. The victim then fled to his vehicle and exited the parking lot with two of the males following him in a red Dodge Durango. As both vehicles traveled in an eastbound direction on US40 one of the male suspects in the second vehicle leaned out of the passenger window and displayed an unknown make and model handgun at the victim. Both vehicles continued onto DE Rt. 273 (Frenchtown Road) until they came upon an officer from the New Castle City Police Department who was in the process of conducting an unrelated vehicle stop. The suspect vehicle then fled the area.

The male suspect who displayed the weapon (pictured in red shirt) is described as a black male. He was 25-30 years of age, 6’01”-6’04” tall, 170-180 lbs. and had a thin build.

The second suspect who was operating the Durango, is described as a black male. He was 25-30 years of age, 5’10”-6’00” tall, 180-190 lbs. with a muscular build.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident or knows the identity of the pictured suspects, they are asked to contact Corporal Pierre Lawler at 302-834-2620. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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Released: 081316 0920

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