Delaware State Police Arrest Maryland Man Who Fired Shots Towards Police during Barricade

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Delmar, DE– The Delaware State Police have arrested 27-year-old William Tulowitzky of Maryland in connection with a domestic incident, which led to him barricading himself at his residence on the morning of Monday, October 31st.

On October 31, 2022, at approximately 9:15 am, Delmar Police Department responded to the 600 block of East Grove Street in reference to a physical domestic-related incident that occurred outside of a residence. The female victim was assisted to safety by a nearby resident while the male suspect, William Tulowitzky, returned inside of the residence where a 2-year-old child was located. Tulowitzky refused to exit the residence when requested to do so by law enforcement and he made threats to the officers if they attempted to enter the residence. Shortly afterward, Tulowitzky began firing shots towards the outside of the residence, where numerous officers were positioned. At that time, a trooper returned fire. There were no injuries resulting from the gunfire. Tulowitzky was barricaded inside the residence for approximately two hours while speaking on the telephone with a member of the Delaware State Police Conflict Management Team. At approximately 1 pm, the Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team entered the residence and took the suspect into custody without incident.

The female victim and child were transported to an area hospital as a precautionary measure. Additionally, nearby schools were released early for preventive measures. Tulowitzky was transported back to Delaware State Police Troop 5, where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • 7 counts of Aggravated Menacing (Felony)
  • Numerous domestic-related charges

Tulowitzky was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court # 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $330,000 cash bond.

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