Yesterday around 1 PM a Delmar resident left their property to go to the store. Within 2 minutes one of the other residents of the same property had arrived home and saw a suspicious vehicle on their property. The resident that had pulled up watched two males in their 20's loading electrical wire into the suspicious vehicle. The resident started yelling at the two suspects telling them to STOP.
As the resident started approaching the suspects they jumped in their car and started heading directly at the resident attempting to run him over. The resident, (who has a right to carry) called 911 and pulled out his weapon and started firing shots at the vehicle. One bullet struck the rear window.
The vehicle made it to Rt. 54 where they took off east bound at a high rate of speed. The vehicle lost control at Guy Ward Road and wrecked into a ditch.
Maryland State Police were able to detain and arrest the two individuals after being injured in the accident. Maryland State Police will extradite the two suspects to Delaware State Police.
The Maryland State Police did not arrest the resident but they did confiscate his weapon for evidence. They confirmed the residents story and found 11 rounds on the ground where the suspects tried to run him over.
I'm told the Delaware State Police believe the two suspects were involved in a crime spree of stolen metal throughout the state.