Search is on for another Red Roof Inn shooting suspect

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A warrant for Plenty has been obtained charging him with one count of Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon after he was seen on video surveillance fleeing the scene with a firearm.

NEWARK (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: Newark Police say they are searching for Abian Plenty, 21, of Wilmington after they say he was seen on video surveillance running with a gun in his hand during a February shooting incident at the Red Roof Inn in Newark.

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Newark Police Detectives who continue to investigate the shooting, didn’t release any other information other than said the investigation was ongoing and that they identified Plenty as a person who was present during the shooting.

According to police spokesman Andrew Rubin, “A warrant for Plenty has been obtained charging him with one count of Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon after he was seen on video fleeing the scene with a firearm.”

Rubin said, “Plenty is last known to have lived in Wilmington, but his current location is unknown.”

Within days of the shooting, police arrested 18-Year-Old Carlos Vasquez. Police said at the time, “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.,”

Photo by NPD | 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.

Vasquez 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 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 in February 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.

Anyone with information about this incident or Plenty’s location is asked to contact Det. W. Anderson at (302) 366-7100 x. 3469 or wanderson@newark.de.us. Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.

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