Police: Dover woman pulls out handgun during argument

1280 Shelva Smith

DOVER, Del. – Delaware State Police have arrested a Dover woman after she threatened two people with a handgun during an argument.

At around 4:45 p.m. Monday, troopers responded to a residence on Lingo Drive for a criminal mischief complaint. Troopers learned that an altercation had taken place between 33-year-old Shelva Smith, a 33-year-old female, and a 42-year-old man outside the home. During the incident, Smith reportedly went to her vehicle and grabbed a 9mm handgun. She then returned to where the victims were standing and threatened to harm them with the gun before they fled the area in a vehicle.

No one was injured during the incident.

Smith was taken into custody at her residence and charged with aggravated menacing, terroristic threatening, and disorderly conduct. She was later released on her own recognizance.

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