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Middletown Transcript
  • Man shot during home invasion robbery in Townsend

  • Delaware State Police are looking for two suspects in the crime which happened before dawn this morning on Summit Bridge Road.
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  • One man was shot during a home invasion that occurred this morning in Townsend.
    The incident happened shortly before 4 a.m., at a residence in the 6300 block of Summit Bridge Road, according to Delaware State Police.
    Two armed men forcibly entered the residence by breaking through a door.
    One suspect entered a bedroom and confronted a 33-year-old man and 34-year-old woman, demanding money from the pair. While this occurred, a 12-year-old girl resident entered the room. The male suspect held all three victims in the room until he received cash.
    The second suspect entered another bedroom, which was occupied by a 21-year-old man.
    The suspect and victim engaged in a physical fight which culminated in the suspect shooting the victim once in the torso.
    Both suspects fled.
    The 21-year-old victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of the gunshot wound. His injury does not appear to be life threatening, police said.
    Both suspects are black males, 20-30 years old, who were armed with handguns and wearing clothing over their faces. One is approximately 5'11" tall, with a medium build. The other is approximately 5'5" tall with a medium build.
    Police are asking anyone with information about this case to call the Troop 2 Robbery Unit at (302) 365-8441. Tips can also be submitted using the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at http://www.delaware.gov/apps/. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, on the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."
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