Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigate Bear Area Shooting

Glen Motel

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Bear- Delaware State Police are currently investigating a shooting which occurred at a Bear area motel early this morning.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred at approximately 3:35 a.m. this morning, Monday, April 3, 2017, as two male and one female suspect knocked on a door of a room at the Glen Motel, located at 1176 Pulaski Highway. When the 55-year-old male occupant of the room opened the door, the two male suspects entered the room while the female suspect held the door closed. Both suspects then began to assault the victim, and at one point, one of the suspects fired a single round from an unknown make and model handgun, striking the victim in the head. The two male suspects then exited the room and entered a gray or silver four door vehicle which was now also occupied by the female suspect. The vehicle then exited the parking lot of the motel and was last seen fleeing in an eastbound direction on Pulaski Highway.

The male victim was removed from the scene and transported to the Christiana Hospital where he was treated for a non-life threatening injury. A 64-year-old female, who was also occupying the room at the time of the incident, was not injured.

One of the suspects was described as a white female. She was approximately 20 years of age, 5’06” tall, weighed approximately 120 lbs. and had long blonde hair.

The other two suspects were both described as black males. One was 5’04” tall with a light complexion, and was dressed in all black clothing. He also wore a mask. The second was 5’07” tall, had a light complexion, was dressed in all black clothing, and also wore a mask. There is no further physical or clothing information available.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Detective Charles Strecker at 302-365-8567. 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.”

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline
1800 VICTIM-1.  (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us

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