After four people riding in a car on East Main Street were fired at by a gunman, one suspect was arrested in July but police were searching for other suspects in the gunman's car. A second suspect has now been arrested.
Middletown police have arrested the second suspect wanted after a shooting on East Main Street back in July.
On July 1 at about 7:30 p.m., Middletown police received a report of shots fired in the area of East Main and South Cox streets in Middletown.
The victims told police they 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.
No one was injured, however, the victim’s vehicle was struck by at least three projectiles.
Police received a report that Thompson arrived in a dark green Mazda Protégé occupied by another male and two females.
Thompson was arrested July 7 and charged with first-degree attempted murder, four counts of first-degree reckless endangering, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, four counts of aggravating menacing, and first-degree conspiracy, police said.
Police searched for clues about the other suspects in the Mazda.
The investigation led to the identification of Marquis James, 20, of Philadelphia, as the second suspect, police said.
On Feb. 13, an arrest warrant was obtained for James, and on Feb. 14 he was arrested with the assistance of the Newark Police Department.
James was charged with first-degree attempted murder, four counts of first-degree reckless endangering, four counts of aggravated menacing, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and first-degree conspiracy, police said.
He was arraigned and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Facility in lieu of posting $277,000 secured bail while awaiting his next court appearance.
Police are asking anyone with additional information in this case to call Detective Julia Fabbroni at (302) 376-9959 or email Julia.Fabbroni@cj.state.de.us.