Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier
Lincoln – The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a shots fired complaint that occurred last night near Lincoln.
Troopers responded to the area of Crabapple Lane around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday June 21, 2017 after 9-1-1 calls were received about multiple gunshots heard in the area. Upon the troopers arrival, a radio broadcast described a fleeing vehicle as a white passenger car, which was observed by a trooper in the area of Pine Road just east of Greentop Road. The trooper was able to make a U-turn as the vehicle passed by and upon catching up to the car, it was left abandoned in roadway with the passengers taking off on foot. Information regarding the identification of one of the occupants was located inside the white Toyota Avalon. Within a half hour, that suspect, who was identified as Turrell D. Bowe, 25 of Milford, was taken into custody after he was located in the area.
The investigation revealed a female victim had driven to a residence in the 19000 block of Crabapple Lane sometime around 9:00 p.m. with a friend. The female stayed in the car while the friend entered into the house. The female heard gunshots and saw three or four subjects approach her car. One of the suspects, armed with an unknown type handgun and a mask covering his face, opened her door and pulled her from the car and removed her cell phone before they fled the area. The female victim was uninjured and the friend she arrived with had driven away in her car.
Turrell Bowe was transported back to Troop 4 in Georgetown where he was charged with Robbery 1st, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony, Conspiracy 2nd, and Resisting Arrest. He was arraigned at JP2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $35,000.00 cash bond.
The other two or three suspects were only described as males wearing dark colored clothing with masks covering their faces (no further clothing or physical description available). Possibly armed with unknown type handguns.
No victims of the gunfire were located.
If anyone has any information in reference to this incident or the identities of the other suspects, they are asked to contact Detective M. Doughty at 302-752-3794. Information may also be provide by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com. Anonymous tips may be sent by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”
Released: 062217 1530