McElwee reportedly fired one shot after being surprised during a home burglary.
Two men wanted in connection with a string of vehicle break-ins in northern Kent County apparently were involved in a shooting Saturday night.
Police have been issued additional arrest warrants for Tanner C. McElwee, 18, of Wilmington, following the incident, Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said.
Troopers were called to the 11000 block of Signature Boulevard, Selbyville at about 10:45 p.m. on Jan. 14 to investigate a report of shots having been fired.
The investigation discovered that McElwee and his partner, Andrew Mudry, 19, of Dover, allegedly ransacked an over-garage apartment while the occupant was away. The 15-year-old brother of the occupant, however, went to check on the apartment and call 911, but he and a friend were confronted by the pair at the steps of the apartment.
McElwee pulled a gun and fires one shot at the teens, hitting the garage. The teens ran back inside the apartment until troopers arrived, Fournier said.
Neither was hurt, he added.
McElwee and Mudry then fled; they are thought to be driving a gray Honda Civic with a large dent in the side.
McElwee and Mudry should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone coming into contact with them or knowing their whereabouts should call 911 immediately.
Information also may be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”