The Delaware State Police have identified 21-year-old Nasir Simmons of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the suspect involved in the road rage shooting that occurred yesterday morning on I-495 in Wilmington.
On December 28, 2023, at approximately 9:19 a.m., troopers responded to I-495 northbound, south of Philadelphia Pike, for a report of a road rage shooting. During the investigation, detectives discovered a red Honda Accord was traveling in the right northbound lane of I-495 when it was struck by multiple rounds of gunfire by an unknown suspect traveling in a burgundy passenger vehicle. The Honda pulled over onto the shoulder as the suspect vehicle fled northbound on I-495. The Honda’s occupants, a 32-year-old man, and a 2-month-old baby, were not injured.
Through investigative means, Troop 2 Criminal Investigations Detectives identified the suspect vehicle as a maroon Hyundai Sonata with Pennsylvania registration and developed Nasir Simmons as the suspect. On the evening of December 28, 2023, Simmons was located by the Philadelphia Police Department with the Hyundai. He was taken into custody without incident. Upon extradition to Delaware, Simmons will be charged with one felony count of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and 2 felony counts of Reckless Endanger First Degree.
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