Greenwood man shot by resident

CAMDEN-WYOMING – A 45-year-old Greenwood man was shot by a resident Tuesday night while allegedly trespassing at a home on Pony Track Road, Delaware State Police said.

According to spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe, the incident occurred at approximately 9:37 p.m., when troopers were dispatched for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, troopers located a man who had sustained gunshot wounds to his lower extremities.

Further investigation revealed that the wounded man had entered onto the property without permission, police said. An alarm activated in the barn, alerting residents of an intruder, authorities said.

The residents, a 73-year-old man and his 65-year-old wife, went to the barn and found the man, police said. The male resident discharged a firearm and struck the alleged intruder, police said.

“The intruder was transported to a local area hospital where he was listed in stable condition,” Cpl. Jaffe said in a news release.

The two residents were not injured.

The identity of the wounded man and male resident were not immediately disclosed by police.

Attempts to get further information on the incident and location by the Delaware State News late Wednesday afternoon were not immediately successful.

Police said investigation was ongoing and further details would be released when available. Authorities asked anyone with information to call Troop 3 Detective Blomquist at 698-8426. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or online at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

 

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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