Man charged in weekend shooting of a bystander in Claymont


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Esteban Parra,


A 21-year-old man has been charged after another man who'd been standing outside on his Claymont porch over the weekend was hit when gunfire broke out. 


The Saturday night shooting in the Overlook Colony community sparked another person to fire back at Quishyne Jackson, according to court documents obtained by Delaware Online/The News Journal. 


Only one person was struck by gunfire, according to New Castle County Police. 


The incident occurred about 8 p.m. when a silver Pontiac was spotted driving along Fourth Avenue, according to the court document. When the Pontiac stopped, witnesses told police that Jackson got out of the car and started walking toward a group of people on the street. 


At some point, Jackson pulled out a handgun and fired several rounds in the direction of the group, according to the document. One of the bullets struck a 54-year-old man who was on his porch and was not part of the group. 


When the gunfire started, the wounded man said he thought it was fireworks. But then he felt something strike his shoulder.


"Victim 1 realized he had just been shot and collapsed," according to the court document. 

As Jackson ran back to the Pontiac, a person who was in the area pulled out his "legally owned handgun" and fired at the fleeing gunman, who managed to get in his car and leave the area, according to court records. 


Police noted in court documents that the person with the legal handgun fired in the opposite direction of the wounded man. 

Arriving officers found the wounded man, who was then taken to a local hospital where he was treated for an injury not deemed life-threatening.


Through tips and surveillance video, police said they identified Jackson as the shooter. 


Jackson was arrested on Wednesday, New Castle County Police Master Cpl. Michel Eckerd said. 


He's been charged with three weapons charges, second-degree assault, and two

counts of reckless endangering. Jackson is being held at Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $90,000 cash bail.






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