Antwan R. Bonaparte


A Newark-area man is facing multiple gun and drug charges after allegedly shooting at his neighbor’s vehicle from his porch, police said.

The shooting happened in the 500 block of Salem Church Road sometime overnight Aug. 20 into Aug. 21, but the owner of the vehicle didn’t notice until around 6:30 a.m. Aug. 21, according to Master Cpl. Michael Austin, a spokesman for Delaware State Police.

“The vehicle was confirmed to have been shot multiple times, damaging the body and shattering a window,” Austin said.

Troopers searched the area and found shell casings on the porch of a nearby house, occupied by 33-year-old Antwan R. Bonaparte. Through further investigation, they determined that Bonaparte had fired the shots from his porch and also fired multiple rounds inside his house, which endangered other people who were inside at the time, Austin said.

No one was injured.

Troopers searched Bonaparte’s bedroom and found cocaine and heroin packaged for sale in small bags. The gun has not been recovered.

Bonaparte turned himself in and was charged with four counts of reckless endangerment and one count each of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession with intent to deliver drugs, criminal mischief and other related offenses. He was released on $22,500 cash bail.

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