Delaware State Police

Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Wanted Suspect-Lewes

Jhareed Alexander Ayers
Jhareed Alexander Ayers

Lewes– Delaware State Police are investigating a shots fired compliant and are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the suspect who is wanted in connection.

The incident occurred on Monday, June 25, 2018, at approximately 3:58 p.m. when Troopers were dispatched to the 30000 block of Pine Town Road for a shots fired complaint.  Upon arrival, it was discovered that 18-year-old Jhareed Ayers of Lewes had fired one round from a sawed off shot gun at his three nephews, two 17-year-olds and one 13 year old, who were standing outside of the residence.  Also in the area when this incident occurred where three bystanders, ages 9, 63 and 70.  Further investigation revealed that there is ongoing issues between Ayers and his nephews.  There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident.

Prior to the Troopers arrival, Ayers had fled the area on foot.  Troopers have been unable to located Ayers who is currently wanted for six counts of Reckless Endangering Second Degree, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm within 10 Years of a Prior Felony Conviction, and Possession of Ammunition By a Person Prohibited.

This case remains under investigation and the Delaware State Police is requesting anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Jhareed Ayers to please contact Troop 7 at 302-644-5020. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 062918 1039





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