New Castle County Police have arrested a 21 year old Newark man for shooting his brother twice with a 12 gauge pump action shotgun during a domestic altercation.
On Wednesday night at 8:59 p.m., New Castle County Police and emergency personnel from the
Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder Company responded to the residence on the 2900 block of Frazer Road in Newark for a report of a domestic incident involving a weapon, Cpl. John Weglarz Sr said. As officers were en route, police dispatchers advised that the suspect, later identified as Cody Albanese, shot his 32-year-old brother with a shotgun.
When officers arrived, a perimeter was immediately set up with assistance from the Delaware State Police, Weglarz said.
Police then made contact with the victim’s girlfriend, and both she and the victim were able to exit the property without the victim sustaining any further injury, he said. A short time later, officers were able to convince Albanese to surrender and he exited the home and was taken into custody without further incident.
The victim was then transported by ambulance personnel to the Christiana Hospital where he was treated for his injuries and released, Weglarz said.
The investigation revealed that the victim had received a text message from his brother, which displayed a picture of a bonfire and what appeared to be the victim’s clothes burning in the fire.
When the victim responded to the residence, he immediately sought his brother, Weglarz said. At that time, Albanese appeared from behind a pick-up truck which was located in close proximity to the victim. The suspect then fired one less lethal round from a shotgun at his brother, striking him in the upper torso area prior to the victim fleeing into the garage.
The suspect then pursued the victim in to the garage and fired another less lethal round at point blank range at his brother’s left leg. At that time, the shot impaired his ability to walk and the suspect then pointed the shotgun at his face and threatened to shoot him again.
Cody Albanese was charged with assault in the second degree, aggravated menacing, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and criminal mischief.
He was arraigned and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institute in lieu of $38,250 secured bail.