State police: Lewes teen charged after displaying gun during altercation

LEWES – Delaware State Police May 21 arrested a Lewes teenager who authorities allege displayed a handgun during after an altercation with another teen.

State police spokesman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said incident was reported on May 21 at approximately 5:04 p.m. Troopers received information that a fight occurred in which a weapon was displayed earlier that day at approximately 3:30 p.m., at a playground in Angola Beach and Estates Park. 

Taylor Gasiewski

Investigation revealed a verbal dispute between 16-year-old Taylor Gasiewski and another 16-year-old female acquaintance escalated and altercation became physical. During the altercation, Gasiewski displayed what appeared to be a handgun and swung it at the other teen, Cpl. Jaffe said. 

The victim was not injured.

Troopers contacted Gasiewski at her Lewes residence and she was taken into custody without incident.  A handgun was recovered from the residence, Cpl. Jaffe said.  

Gasiewski was taken to Troop 7 where she was charged with: Aggravated Menacing (felony); Reckless Endanger First Degree (felony); Offensive Touching; and Disorderly Conduct.

Gasiewski was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released to a guardian on her own recognizance, Cpl. Jaffe said.

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