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Shots Fired by Suspect During Car Break-In

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Lewes, Del.- Delaware State Police are investigating an incident in which a suspect broke into a car and began shooting after being confronted by a homeowner in Lewes.

Troopers said the incident happened on Thursday, Aug. 21 around 4:00 a.m. in the 17000 block of King Phillip Way. According to police, the 67-year-old male resident woke up when he heard his automatic garage door opening. Police said the man went into garage area to investigate and saw the exterior garage door was partially open. Troopers said the man ducked under the door and saw two suspects rummaging through his car in the driveway. According to police, one of the suspects confronted the man and forced him to the ground, pointing a handgun toward him. Officers said the suspect then fired the gun in the man's direction, but the round did not hit or injure him. Police said the suspects both fled from the area on foot after taking items from the car.

According to Delaware State Police, one suspect is described as an 18-25 year old man, 5'8'' tall with a thin build. They said they do know know the suspect's race. Officers said the suspect was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head and was armed with an unknown handgun. Police do not have a description of the second suspect.

Troopers will continue to investigate the incident. Officers are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the Criminal Investigative Unit at Troop 4 at 302-856-5850, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Tips can also be submitted online at www.tipsubmit.com, or by anonymous text to 274637, using the keyword "DSP."

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