Greenwood– The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a shooting incident and are seeking the public’s assistance in attempting to locate 19-year-old EDWARD PALMER of Felton, DE, who is wanted in connection.
The incident occurred on June 20, 2020 at approximately 8:36 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to a residence in the 10000 block of Memory Road, Greenwood, in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, Troopers learned that Edward Palmer had responded to this residence in an attempt to locate his ex-girlfriend who was not home at the time. Palmer was heard outside the residence threatening to shoot his ex-girlfriend’s dog and assault her father who was inside the residence.
Palmer proceeded to fire three rounds into the residence, striking his ex-girlfriend’s 42-year-old father who was in his bedroom. The victim sustained two non-life threatening gunshot wounds to his upper extremities and was transported to a local area hospital for treatment.
A computer inquiry revealed that Palmer has a no contact order with this ex-girlfriend. Troopers have been unable to locate Palmer who currently has an active warrant out of Troop 4 for the following:
- Assault First Degree Conduct Created Risk of Death Caused Serious Injury (Felony)
- Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
- Criminal Mischief
- Breach of Release
Anyone that has information in reference to the whereabouts of Palmer is asked to please contact Troop 4, Detective Bluto at 302-856-5850. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com
If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at email@example.com.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe
Released: 062120 0357
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