2 teens arrested, ex-boyfriend sought in Del. Shooting

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Thursday, June 22, 2017
Marc A. Romano / Jason D. Gilbert / Juan A. Matos

MAGNOLIA, Del. (WPVI) -- Delaware State Police have arrested two teenagers and are searching for a third suspect in connection to a shooting in Magnolia, Delaware.

It happened around 12:35 a.m. Thursday on the 400 block of Cherry Drive East.

A female victim told police her ex-boyfriend had driven by and shot at the house.

None of the seven people, including two other adults and four children, were injured, police say, although the house was struck at least three times.

Police say the suspected vehicle in the incident, a Cadillac, was found abandoned a short time later on Lochmeath Way.

A Camden police officer saw three young men walking along the road not far from the car and when he attempted to make contact with them, police say one of the suspects fled on foot.

The suspect has been identified as 27-year-old Marc Romano of Newark.

The other two men, Juan Matos, 19, and Jason Gilbert, 19, both of Philadelphia, were taken into custody.

Gilbert and Matos were both arrested for seven counts of Reckless Endangering 1st and Conspiracy 2nd. Matos was additionally charged with Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony. They were committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $28,000 cash (Matos) and $8,000 secured bonds (Gilbert).

Police say Romano, who is the female victim's ex-boyfriend and believed to be the shooter, is wanted for Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, seven counts of Reckless Endangering 1st, and Conspiracy 2nd.

Anyone with information to the whereabouts of Romano should contact Detective W. Miller at 302-698-8435.


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