Suspect in New Year’s Day shooting arrested

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LEWES, DE – A suspect has been arrested in connection with a shooting incident that took place at a Bear food mart on New Year’s Day has been arrested.

On January 1, 2023, at approximately 2:46 p.m., troopers responded to Christiana Hospital for a 45-year-old male victim who drove himself to the Emergency Room after being shot in the upper extremity at the Express Food Mart located at 703 Pulaski Highway in Bear, DE.

Further investigation revealed a suspect carrying a handgun approached the victim while he was inside his vehicle and fired one round, striking him. Through investigative means, Michael Ruduszewski was identified as the suspect and troopers obtained a warrant for his arrest.

After a two-week investigation, police arrested Michael Ruduszewski for second-degree assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

On Tuesday, January 17, troopers located Ruduszewski leaving a residence in the 100 block of Marabou Drive, Newark, DE. Ruduszewski was taken into custody without incident.  Subsequently, a search warrant was executed at the residence, which led to the discovery of a Glock handgun reported stolen out of Pennsylvania.

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