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One Subject Arrested, One Remains At-Large Following Shooting Incident


Date Posted: Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

Delaware State Police have arrested 18-year-old Samuel Mondestin of Seaford, DE for reckless endangering and other charges following a shooting incident that occurred in the Lincoln area on Wednesday afternoon.

On June 22, 2022 at approximately 3:07 p.m., troopers responded to the 10000 block of Greentop Road for a report of shots fired. The ensuing investigation revealed that two subjects in a Toyota Corolla had fired several gunshots at a nearby residence before fleeing the area. At the time, the home was not occupied by its three inhabitants, a 58-year old male, a 56-year-old female, and a 22-year-old male. No one was injured in this incident, and the home itself was not struck by gunfire. Troopers located the Corolla on Haflinger Road soon afterwards, and operator Samuel Mondestin was taken into custody at the scene without incident.

Mondestin was transported to Troop 4 and charged with the following offenses:

  • Reckless Endangering First Degree (Felony) – 3 counts
  • Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)

Mondestin was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 2 and released on his own recognizance.

The second suspect involved in this incident remains at-large. The Delaware State Police Major Crimes Unit is currently investigating this incident. Anyone who witnessed this incident or has any information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective D. Hickman by calling 302-752-3856. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police, by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.

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