Two men charged in altercation that leads to gunshots

Incident #51-15-11764 Date/Time: 10/31/15 at 2:07am

Released By: Det. Dwight Young/ Criminal Division

On 10/31/15 at approx. 2:07 am the Milford Police responded to a residence located in the 100 block of West St after receiving a report of multiple gunshots. Delaware State Police also responded to the residence to assist. Investigation  at the scene revealed that a verbal altercation between two male suspects had escalated to shots being fired. Milford Police detectives discovered that Eric A. Harris, 41yo of Lincoln, went to the residence and contacted Joseynazio “Jose” Colombo, 28yo of Milford in connection with a verbal dispute that the two had over the phone. As Harris arrived at the residence and exited his vehicle, Colombo exited the residence armed with a crowbar and attempted to hit Harris several times with the crowbar. Colombo then proceeded to Harris’s vehicle and smashed out all of the vehicle’s windows with the crowbar. As Colombo went back to the residence, Harris obtained a shotgun out of his vehicle and went up to the residence. Harris then fire shots from the shotgun into the windows of the residence. The shotgun rounds struck various items inside the residence. Harris also obtained a metal pipe and threw it through a window of the residence. There were a total of 11 people inside the residence when the shots were fired. 5 of the 11 were children ages 2yo, 1yo, 5yo, 17yo and a 8 month old. No one was injured inside the residence. After firing the shots into the residence, Harris attempted to hide the shotgun in a nearby yard prior to police arrival. The shotgun was later located by the Milford Police K-9. Colombo was charged with Aggravated Menacing and Criminal Mischief over $1000 but less than $5000. Colombo was arraigned and committed to SCI in default of $3,000.00 secured bond. Harris was charged with Reckless Endangering 1st Degree (11 counts), Endangering the Welfare of a Child (5 counts), Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Deadly Weapon By a Person Prohibited and Criminal Mischief over $1000 but less than $5000. Harris was also wanted on active capiases out of several courts. Harris was arraigned and committed to SCI in default of $57,000.00 secured bond.

E. Harris        J. Colombo

Eric Harris                                Joseynazio Colombo

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