Vasquez is believed to be one of the people that fired a gun during the course of the initial shooting.,” Said Newark Police spokesman Andrew Rubin. “He is not, however, believed to be the one that shot the victim.,”
NEWARK (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: Newark Police have arrested 18-Year-Old Carlos Vasquez who they say was involved in a shooting at the Red Roof Inn earlier this month on South College Avenue.
Carlos was taken into custody without incident after Newark Police, who was assisted by New Castle County Police served a search warrant at a residence.
“Vasquez is believed to be one of the people that fired a gun during the course of the initial shooting.,” Said Newark Police spokesman Andrew Rubin. “He is not, however, believed to be the one that shot the victim.,”
Vasquez was transported to Newark Police headquarters where he was charged with Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, and Reckless Endangering First Degree. Vasquez appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #2 by video and was ordered to be held in default of $76,000 cash bail. Vasquez was turned over to the custody of the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.
The investigation came earlier this month after officers responded to the Red Roof Inn in the 1100 block of South College Avenue for a report of a shooting that had just occurred. Officers arrived and engaged in a short vehicle pursuit with a vehicle leaving the scene. Police said the vehicle was eventually stopped and persons from the vehicle were detained. Police said at the time that their involvement in this incident was under investigation.
At the scene, officers located a male suffering from a gunshot wound, who was transported by ambulance to an area hospital. Police say the shooting occurred inside a hotel room and as a result, the victim was shot in the neck. He is in serious condition at a local area hospital.
The vehicle that was stopped after the incident was found to have multiple people who were present in the room at the time of the shooting. They were interviewed by Detectives and were released.
Rubin said, the driver of the vehicle was charged with Disregarding a Police Officer’s Signal. and appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video and was released on his own recognizance.
Police didn’t release any other information and said the investigation is active and in it’s early stages. They are also asking anyone with information about this incident to contact Det. W. Anderson at (302) 366-7100 x. 3469 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.