New Castle County Police are continuing their investigation into the officer involved shooting that occurred late yesterday afternoon in the 100 block of Memorial Drive in New Castle. Earlier today, James Lamont Green, a 27-year-old male who resides in the 200 block of Parma Avenue in the community of the Arbor Place Townhouses succumbed to his injuries as a result of the incident.  The investigation has revealed additional information as to the chain of events leading up to the officer-involved shooting.


New Castle County Police are continuing their investigation into the officer involved shooting that occurred late yesterday afternoon in the 100 block of Memorial Drive in New Castle. Earlier today, James Lamont Green, a 27-year-old male who resides in the 200 block of Parma Avenue in the community of the Arbor Place Townhouses succumbed to his injuries as a result of the incident.  The investigation has revealed additional information as to the chain of events leading up to the officer-involved shooting.  

During the investigation, police learned that the initial incident began when Green and a neighbor became involved in a confrontation while in the 200 block of Parma Avenue, over a physical altercation that occurred earlier in the day involving associates of the two men. During the confrontation, Green displayed and fired a weapon at the neighbor. The projectile missed the victim and struck an unoccupied car parked directly in front of a residence. Green proceeded to flee the area in a light blue Cadillac.

A description of Green and his fleeing vehicle was quickly broadcasted, and an officer responding to the initial scene encountered the light blue Cadillac as it was leaving the neighborhood.  The officer proceeded to initiate a stop of the vehicle on Memorial Drive.  During the stop, the officer noted that Green was making reaching movements towards the center console area of the vehicle.  This continued as the officer approached the vehicle and was giving repeated commands for Green to display his hands outside of the lowered car window.

Investigators learned that Green initially complied, but then brought his hands back inside the car and again turned his attention to the center console area of the interior. Green again ignored repeated requests by the officer to show his hands. At this point, Green turned the vehicle in the direction of the officer and accelerated while still reaching inside the center console, at which time the officer discharged their departmentally issued weapon, striking Green in the upper body.  The vehicle continued across westbound Memorial Drive, crossed the median, and came to rest against a parked car on the eastbound shoulder of Memorial Drive.

In the course of the investigation the Cadillac operated by Green was impounded and a search warrant was sought and approved for the vehicle.  A loaded firearm was recovered from the center console of the Cadillac. The ballistic evidence recovered at the Parma Avenue shooting is consistent with being fired from the recovered handgun. 

His body will be turned over to the Delaware State Medical Examiner’s Office by the hospital where an autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause and manner of death.

To offer information regarding this investigation, please contact the New Castle County Police Department at 395-8110 or visit our website at www.nccpd.com.  Citizens may also provide a text tip at: 847411 (TIP411), begin your message with NCCPD and then type your message.  Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.