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Milton man arrested for shooting gun at Milton residence

Police: “The victim told Williams to get out of his residence, and when he did, Williams fired several rounds outside.”

Milton (DE): Police say 27-year-old Devante Williams of Milton is behind bars after an aquaintance said “he asked Williams to leave his home and when he did, he fired several shots.”

The victim nor his residence were struck.  A computer inquiry revealed that Williams is a person prohibited from possessing a firearm., said Melissa Jaffe, a spokeswoman with the Delaware State Police.

According to a news release, Troopers were dispatched to a Springside Drive residence in Milton on Thursday evening around 5:30 Pm. for several reports of shots fired. Troopers learned shortly after they arrived at the residence that Williams possibly left the scene in a silver Volkswagen Jetta.

The victim told police “that Williams entered the residence and appeared to be intoxicated, when he pointed a gun at the 55-year-old male victim.  The victim told Williams to get out of his residence, and when he did, Williams fired several rounds outside.”

In search for the Jetta, troopers located the Jetta in a driveway on West Springside Drive and made contact with Williams. Troopers smelled an odor of alcohol and marijuana and a DUI investigation ensued.,” Said Jaffe, “Troopers observed several spent shotgun shell casings on the ground in close proximity to Williams’s vehicle.”

Williams was taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 7 where he was charged with the following:

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of a Firearm If Previously Convicted of A Violent Felony
  • Aggravated Menacing
  • Reckless Endanger First Degree
  • Possession of a Firearm while under the influence
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of a Combination of Alcohol and Any Drug

Williams was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $94500.00 cash only bond.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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