Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale
New Castle (19720)- Delaware State Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating two suspects after a shooting incident which occurred in a New Castle area parking lot in late October.
The initial investigation began on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at approximately 12:50 a.m., after Troopers were called to respond to the parking lot of the Pockets Shopping Center, located at 337 S. DuPont Highway, New Castle, in reference to a shots fired complaint. Upon their arrival, troopers learned that an unknown male subject, who had been loitering with several other subjects in the area of Pockets Liquors, had exchanged gunfire with a male subject, later identified as Stedman L. Brown, 27, of Newark, after Brown had arrived at the liquor store in a dark blue Chrysler 300. After the shooting all of the subjects fled the area. There were no injuries.
During the investigation which included the collection of evidence and the review of video surveillance footage, it was determined that the unknown male suspect who had taken part in the shooting had been provided the weapon he used by a female suspect, later identified as Nyasia Blalock, 20, of New Castle, who was present during the incident.
Troopers have obtained warrants charging Nyasia Blalock with Reckless Endangering 1st Degree, Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, and Conspiracy 2nd Degree. Blalock is described as being 5’04” tall, weighs approximately 115 lbs., and has black hair and brown eyes.
Warrants have also been obtained charging Stedman L. Brown with Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, and Reckless Endangering 1st Degree. Brown is 5’08” tall, weighs approximately 185 lbs., and has black hair and brown eyes.
The investigation into this incident by the Delaware State Police is on-going.
If anyone has any information in reference to this incident or knows the location of Nyasia Blalock or Stedman Brown, they are asked to contact 9-1-1 immediately or call 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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