UPDATE: Del. State Police investigating discharge of handgun during high school basketball game
2/10 UPDATE: Delaware State Police have arrested three people and say a fourth remains wanted in connection to this incident.
Further investigation led troopers to identify the four suspects involved and obtained warrants for their arrests. On Thursday, police located 20-year-old Demetrius Lyn-Brown and a 15-year-old juvenile at their residences. A 14-year-old male juvenile who dropped the gun during the incident was located hiding at a residence in Pottstown, PA. With the assistance of the Pottstown Police Department, the juvenile was taken into custody and is awaiting extradition back to Delaware to be charged.
The fourth suspect, a 16-year-old male from Middletown, Delaware, has not been located and has an active warrant for his arrest.
Lyn-Brown was charged with rioting, third degree assault, third degree conspiracy, and disorderly conduct. He was released on a $5,100 unsecured bond and issued a no-contact order with the Appoquinimink District Schools.
The 15-year-old was charged with rioting, third degree assault, third degree conspiracy, and disorderly conduct. He was released without a bond to a guardian and also received a no-contact order for any of Appoquinimink’s sporting events.
Upon his extradition to Delaware, the 14-year-old will be charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession of a firearm in a safe school zone, and third degree assault.
Police say none of the suspects involved attend Appoquinimink High School.
MIDDLETOWN, Del. – Delaware State Police are investigating after they say a gun was discharged inside a Middletown high school during a basketball game Monday evening.
At around 7:15 p.m., troopers responded to Appoquinimink High School for a report of a shot fired. Two troopers who were working extra duty for a basketball game at the school responded to a hallway outside of the gymnasium where a fight had just occurred. It was learned that a handgun fell to the ground during a large fight, and the gun was stepped on during the physical altercation, causing the gun to discharge and hit a wall.
The handgun was recovered in the hallway. No injuries were reported.
The suspects were allegedly last seen running from the school towards the football stadium. The number of suspects and their involvement is still being determined.
Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact Detective B. Timmons at 302-365-8434 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.