Police searching for second suspect following shooting incident in Lincoln

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Troopers located the Corolla on Haflinger Road, and it’s operator, was taken into custody at the scene without incident.

LINCOLN (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: A police investigation has resulted in the arrest of an 18-Year-Old Seaford man, but police say a second suspect remains at large.

Delaware State Police say 18-year-old Samuel Mondestin of Seaford, has been arrested and charged with reckless endangering among other charges following the Wednesday June 22, 2022 shooting incident that occurred in the Lincoln area.

Police Photo | Samuel Mondestin

According to police, Troopers responded just after 3:00 p.m., to the 10000 block of Greentop Road for a report of shots fired. The ensuing investigation police said, revealed that two subjects in a Toyota Corolla had fired several gunshots at a nearby residence before fleeing the area.

Investigators say 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. Investigators also say no one was injured, and the home itself was not struck by gunfire.

While Detectives conducted their on-scene investigation, Troopers located the Corolla on Haflinger Road, and it’s operator, Samuel Mondestin was taken into custody at the scene without incident.

Mondestin was transported to Troop 4 and charged with Reckless Endangering First Degree (Felony) – 3 counts and Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony). Mondestin was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 2 and released on his own recognizance.

The second suspect involved in this incident remains at-large.

The Delaware State Police Major Crimes Unit is currently investigating this incident. Anyone who witnessed this incident or has any information regarding this 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, by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need 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 at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at DSP_VictimServicesMail@delaware.gov.


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