Middletown police are searching for the suspect, a teenager from New Castle, who faces charges of attempted murder and reckless endangering after the incident on East Main Street
Middletown police are searching for the suspect who opened fire on a car full of people on Main Street Sunday evening.
At about 7:30 p.m., Middletown officers responded to a report of shots fired near the Valero Gas Station at 38 E. Main St.
Officers saw the victim’s vehicle with apparent damage from multiple gunshots. The vehicle was occupied by four people, who were not injured from the gunfire, ranging in age from 6 to 23.
Police said the victims had just left the Valero gas station in their vehicle and were traveling on East Main Street when they saw Ramaj Thompson, 18, from New Castle, fire a handgun at their vehicle multiple times. The gunfire struck the vehicle, shattering the rear windshield.
Police received a report that Thompson arrived in a dark green Mazda Protégé occupied by another male and two females.
Thompson is wanted on charges of first-degree attempted murder, four counts of first-degree reckless endangering, nine counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, four counts of aggravating menacing, and first-degree conspiracy, police said.
The Middletown Police Department is asking anyone with information in this case call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333, or the Middletown Police Department, (302) 376-9950, or go online to http://www.middletownde.org/Crime-Tip-Line/.