On Wednesday, Delaware State Police responded to a report of shots fired in the Bear area where a vehicle sustained damage. On Friday, they announced the arrest of the man they believe fired the gun.

According to authorities, officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Salem Church Road around 6:25 a.m. on August 21, 2019, where Antwan R. Bonaparte, 33, of Newark, shot a car multiple times, damaging the body and shattering a window. 

Multiple empty shell casings were located on a porch of an adjacent residence, and police said they determined Bonaparte lived in the residence where the shell casings were located, and that in addition to shooting the car, Bonaparte had fired several rounds inside his own residence, where other occupants were located. 

A search of his bedroom turned up 18 grams of cocaine packaged for sale and .112 grams of heroin packaged in 16 individual bags. 

No firearm was located, and Bonaparte had fled the residence prior to the arrival of officers, authorities said. 

Bonaparte turned himself in on Thursday, August 22, and charged with four counts first-degree reckless endangering, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance-Tier II, possession of a controlled substance-Tier III, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, and criminal mischief. He was released after posting $22,500 cash bond. 

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