WILMINGTON, DE (DNTV): New Castle County Police have arrested Jarel Dickerson (28) of Wilmington for assault and weapons charges following a shooting that occurred in Elmhurst more than two weeks ago.
Police say on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at 5:19 p.m. officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Lorewood Avenue in reference to a domestic dispute involving a weapon.
Upon arrival at the scene, police say officers located a 27-year-old female victim who sustained a gunshot wound to a lower extremity who told officers that the suspect shot her and fled from the residence.
New Castle County Patrol officers and K9 teams, along with the Elsmere Police Department, Delaware State Police, and the Delaware State Police Aviation Section set up a perimeter and searched the surrounding area., police said.
Officers with the Elsmere Police Department then took the suspect, Jarel Dickerson, into custody near Scarborough Park Apartments. Jarel was found to be in possession of a firearm police said, which he attempted to discard when confronted by officers.
Jarel was later transported to New Castle County Police headquarters., according to a news release.
The victim was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition.
Jarel Dickerson was charged with one felony count of assault in the first degree, one count of possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, one felony count of possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited, and one felony count of reckless endangerment in the first degree.
Jarel was arraigned by the Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to Howard R Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $35,000.00 secured bail.
Anyone with information or surveillance footage pertaining to this incident is asked to please contact Detective Rodney Stearne at (302) 395-8068 or by email at Rodney.Stearne@newcastlede.gov or by calling the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at (302)573-2800. Citizens can submit a tip via (IM) on the New Castle County Division of Police Facebook page or through Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 http://www.delawarecrimestoppers.com