New Castle County police said officers shot a man after responding to a report of a home invasion in Manor Park, near New Castle, early Sunday. They now have identified two men arrested during the incident and provided further details about what happened.
According to police, the department received a report of a home invasion on the first block of West Minuit Drive around 1:50 a.m. Sunday.
Their investigation found that the home was occupied by eight people, including three children. Police said the victims told them several individuals entered the home with firearms. The intruders held the victims at gunpoint and ransacked the home while stealing miscellaneous property, police said.
Upon arriving at the residence, police said, the officers encountered the fleeing suspects with firearms displayed. Police said the officers directed them to obey their orders, but the suspects did not cooperate.
Police did not specify which commands were given or how the parties failed to comply.
The officers fired their weapons, hitting one man whom police identified Monday as 20-year-old Evan Chandler of Bear. Chandler was taken to Christiana Medical Center in stable condition and treated for his injuries.
A second suspect was detained and taken to the New Castle County police headquarters, they said. Police released his name on Monday as 22-year-old David Salasky of New Castle.
Police announced Monday that both suspects were arrested on the scene and two firearms were found and collected.
Salasky has been charged with three misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child and 13 felonies related to robbery, burglary, possession of a firearm and conspiracy. He was arraigned in court where his bail was set at $256,000 cash and was later committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution.
Similarly, Chandler faces 12 felony charges and three misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He, too, was arraigned and his bail was set at $233,000 cash. Chandler is now in the custody of the Department of Correction.
Police said this continues to be an active investigation.
Three officers have been placed on administrative leave while the police Criminal Investigations Unit and the Delaware Department of Justice – Division of Civil Rights and Public Trust investigate this incident. They have not been identified.
Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact Detective Lt. Justin Breslin or Detective Eric Christopher of the Criminal Investigations Unit at (302) 395-8110 or by email at Justin.Breslin@newcastlede.gov or Eric.Christopher@newcastlede.gov.