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*Update* Troopers Investigating Shots Fired Incident- Lewes

Date Posted: Sunday, June 7th, 2020

Lewes- The Delaware State Police arrested 28-year-old KEVIN T. BROWNLEE of Lewes, for attempted murder following a road rage incident.

The incident occurred on June 6, 2020, at approximately 6:22 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to a residence in the 33000 block of Sandy Bay Drive, Villages at Herring Creek, Lewes, for multiple reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, Troopers learned that a male victim had been shot and was in the process of being treated by medical personnel.

Further investigation into this incident revealed that the victim observed a small dark-colored SUV with a kayak on the roof traveling on Camp Arrow Head Road recklessly. The victim followed the vehicle and was able to get the SUV stopped as it made a left turn onto Sand Bay Drive. The victim proceeded to make contact with the driver, Kevin Brownlee to confront him about his reckless driving. Brownlee attempted to punch the victim from inside his vehicle. The victim proceeded to reach into the vehicle to block the punch when his arm got stuck inside the SUV for a short period as Brownlee started to speed off. The victim eventually fell to the ground once he was able to remove his arm when Brownlee put his vehicle in reverse and attempted to run over the victim. The victim avoided being struck and got back into his vehicle to look for Brownlee. The victim located Brownlee at his residence on Sand Bay Drive, and the two engaged in a physical altercation. Brownlee proceeded inside his residence and retrieved a handgun. When Brownlee exited, he began firing shots at the victim as the victim was in his vehicle. The victim was subsequently struck by a bullet and proceeded to exited his vehicle as Brownlee continued to fire rounds at him. The victim was able to get away on foot, and Brownlee returned to his residence.

The 38-year-old male victim was transported to a local area hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound to his upper extremity and a graze to his head.

Brownlee was taken into custody at his residence without incident, and the handgun was recovered. He was transported back to Troop 4 where he was charged with the following:

  • Attempted Murder 1st
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony
  • Reckless Endanger First Degree
  • Criminal Mischief $5000 or More Damage Property

Brownlee was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution $168000.00 cash-only bond.

Troopers Investigating Shots Fired Incident- Lewes

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