Four suspects sought in home invasion, shooting

LINCOLN – Delaware State Police are seeking four black males in connection with a home invasion robbery Saturday night during which a 24-year-old man was shot.

The incident occurred about 11:02 Dec. 26 as four suspects – one armed an unknown type of gun – entered a home in the 21000 block of W. Mayhew Drive, Cedar Creek Estates, state police spokesman Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said.

Two of the suspects went to the main floor and confronted five family members at gunpoint. The other suspects went to the basement area where they confronted a 41-year-old woman, and they were unsuccessful in attempting to obtain cellular phones.

Then, two suspects went into a bedroom and took a cellular phone and a laptop computer from the 24-year-old man.

The suspects were confronted by several dogs and as they attempted to fight the dogs off, the armed suspect was pushed down the stairs by one of the occupants of the home, Cpl. Hale said.

The armed suspect fired two rounds, one striking the 24-year man in a lower extremity. The second round passed through an interior wall of the home. All four suspects fled from the home in an unknown direction.

The shooting victim was treated at Milford Memorial Hospital and released. There were no other injuries, Cpl. Hale said.

The suspects could only be described as black males. They were last seen wearing hooded sweatshirts and had bandanas covering their faces. There is no further physical or clothing description available at this time.

Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is asked to contact the Sussex County Major Crimes Unit at 302-752-3857. 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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