Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale
Newark, DE- Delaware State police are currently investigating an incident in which several shots were fired at a moving vehicle which occurred last night in Newark.
The incident began at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2016, as a 21 year old male and a 23 year old male were in a vehicle and were stopped at the intersection of Auckland Drive and Rivers Drive, Wellington Woods, Newark. It was at this point that a second vehicle, described as a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, pulled directly in front of them, blocking their path. The operator of the Monte Carlo, identified as Anthony Stanley, 19, of New Castle, exited the vehicle and confronted the 21 year old victim over a prior incident that had occurred. The 21 year old victim, who was the operator of the car he was traveling in, immediately fled the area, traveling on westbound Pulaski Highway (US40). The suspect vehicle followed the victims and upon pulling next to them, the male passenger, later identified as Walike Parham, 17, of Newark, produced a handgun and began shooting at the victim’s vehicle, striking it multiple times. The victims continued traveling on westbound US40, and as they approached the intersection of Salem Church Road, they struck the rear of a third vehicle which had been stopped for a red light directly in front of them. The Monte Carlo fled the area, turning onto northbound Salem Church Road. There were no injuries.
Delaware State Police detectives have obtained warrants charging Walike Parham with Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited, Criminal Mischief, Reckless Endangering 1st Degree, and Conspiracy 2nd Degree. Parham is 5’04” tall, and weighs approximately 187 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes.
Detectives have also obtained warrants charging Anthony Stanley with Reckless Endangering 1st Degree and Conspiracy 2nd Degree. He is described as being 5’07” tall and weighing 150 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes.
If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Det. Nicholas Terranova at 302-365-8436. 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: 092516 0900