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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

Troopers Investigating Aggravated Menacing

Date Posted: Thursday, April 6th, 2023

The Delaware State Police are investigating an incident where a man pointed a handgun at a woman during a parking lot dispute in Newark.

On April 4, 2023, at approximately 4:36 p.m., troopers responded to the parking lot of the Popeyes restaurant located at 80 McIntosh Plaza regarding an aggravated menacing. Troopers arrived and spoke with a 36-year-old woman who said that an unknown man had just pointed a handgun at her. Troopers learned that the man had parked his gray Jeep Renegade next to the victim’s parked car outside of the restaurant. The man then began arguing with the victim over how she had been positioned too close to his parking spot line before he got there. During the argument, the man pulled a handgun out from his waistband and pointed it at the woman and her 9-year-old daughter in the car. The man then left the area towards an unknown destination.

The suspect is described as an older white male who was driving a gray Jeep Renegade. Surveillance video and images are not yet available.

The Delaware State Police are still actively investigating this incident. Troopers are asking for anyone with information regarding this case to contact Corporal P. Enderle at Troop 6 by calling 302-633-5000. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

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