Fight leads to gun fire in Rehoboth Beach

Simms (Image: DSP)

A suspect has been arrested following a shooting in Rehoboth Beach early Monday morning.

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Delaware State Police say 40-year-old Allan Simms of Rehoboth Beach got into an argument with a 40-year-old victim at the parking lot of the YMCA on Church Street just after midnight on July 4. The argument led to a physical fight that left minor injuries on the victim.

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Police say Simms left and returned a short time later, where he pulled out a gun and shot towards the victim once and fled. The victim was not hit.

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Officers were able to locate the vehicle Simms fled in at the nearby Burton Village apartment complex, where a Smith & Wesson rifle was located inside. A computer check revealed that Simms was a convicted felon prohibited from possessing a firearm.

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Simms surrendered to Troop 7 and faces several charges, including:

Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
Reckless Endangering First Degree (Felony)
Assault Third Degree

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He was lodged at SCI on $66,000 cash bond.

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