Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigating Report of Shots Fired-Newark


Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz

Newark– The Delaware State Police is investigating an incident in which a Newark man was shot at last night at a local area bar east of Newark.

The preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred at approximately 9:00 p.m. last night, Monday, June 19, 2017, as a 33 year old Newark man had a verbal argument with another patron at the Rackers Bar & Billiards located at 1232 Capitol Trail, Newark. The incident turned physical after the suspect displayed an unknown make and model handgun. The victim struck the suspect which knocked him to the ground. It was at this time another patron grabbed the victim and forced him out the door of the bar. The suspect then fired multiple shots as he fled the area. The male victim was not injured and could not provide any further information. No other injuries were reported.

The suspect was described as a white male approximately 20-30 years old and possibly fled in a silver Honda Civic. There is no surveillance video available at this time.

This incident is still under investigation by the Delaware State Police. If anyone has any information they are asked to contact Detective H. Carroll at 302-365-8467. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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Released: 062017 1141


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