Shot fired at Lewes homeowner

August 21, 2014

Delaware State Police are searching for two men, one who fired a shot at a Lewes homeowner who caught them rummaging through his parked car.

The homeowner woke up around 4 a.m. Aug. 21 after he heard the automatic garage door open to his Reserves at Nassau home in the 17000 block of King Philip Way, said Sgt. Paul Shavack of the Delaware State Police.

The 67-year-old man peeked through the partially opened door and saw two men in his car parked in the driveway. One of the men confronted the homeowner and forced him to the ground while pointing a handgun at him, Shavack said. The man fired one shot from the handgun, but it did not hit the homeowner, he said.

Both men fled the scene. Police describe the shooter as 18 to 25 years old, 5-feet-8-inches tall with a thin build and wearing a dark-colored, hooded sweatshirt. There is no description of the second man.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Criminal Investigative Unit at Troop 4 at 856-5850, 1-800-TIP-3333, go to, use the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at: or text 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword DSP.



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