Newark Man Arrested Following Shots Fired Incident

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NEWARK, DE — The Delaware State Police announced the arrest of a 62-year-old resident of Newark, DE following a shots fired incident in Newark on Tuesday night.

Russel Ulrich has been charged with Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm While Under the Influence, and related offenses.

The criminal complaint alleges that on May 30, 2023, at approximately 8:27 p.m., troopers were dispatched to the Red Roof Inn located at 415 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark for a report of gunshots in the area.  Upon arrival, troopers searched the area, and while canvassing the property they heard multiple rounds go by. Further investigation determined the gunshots came from a residence in the 1000 block of Old Churchmans Road. Troopers made contact with the homeowner, identified as Russel Ulrich, who was also determined to be intoxicated, and observed a gun and several spent casings in the rear of the residence.  Ulrich was taken into custody without incident. There were no injuries reported.

Ulrich was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $41,000.00 secured bond.

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