One arrested, one at large following Lincoln shooting

June 23, 2022

Delaware State Police have arrested 18-year-old Samuel Mondestin of Seaford for reckless endangering and other charges following a shooting incident that occurred in the Lincoln area June 22.

About 3 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 allegedly 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, and the home itself was not struck by gunfire. Troopers found the Corolla on Haflinger Road soon afterward, and its operator, Mondestin, was taken into custody at the scene without incident.

Mondestin was transported to Troop 4 and charged with three counts of felony first-degree reckless endangering and felony second-degree conspiracy. Mondestin was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released.

The second suspect involved remains at large.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information regarding the 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, or by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or


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