Laurel man tried to shoot girlfriend, bullet traveled through the floor of apartment, police say

22-year-old Taj Trammell, of Laurel, DE – Laurel Police Department

A Laurel man was arrested after police say an argument with his girlfriend led to shots fired at an apartment complex.

According to the Laurel Police Department, officers were called to investigate a late-reported shots fired complaint that occurred Saturday in the 1000 building of Hollybrook Apartments.

During the course of the investigation, officers learned that a single shot was fired from an upstairs apartment (1005) and went through the floor into a first story apartment below (1001).

Contact was unable to be made with the tenants of apartment 1005. Police were able to contact management of the apartment complex and gain entry to apartment 1005 to ensure no one was injured inside.

While inside, officers made contact with 22-year-old Taj Trammell, of Laurel, who was hiding in a bedroom closet. When asked to identify himself, he provided false information to officers and was ultimately detained.

Further investigation revealed Trammell was engaged in a physical domestic altercation with his girlfriend inside of apartment 1005. During the altercation, the victim tried to hide in the bathroom and Trammell fired a single shot at the victim.

The bullet missed the victim, traveled through the floor of the bathroom of 1005 and into the ceiling of the bathroom in apartment 1001.

A search warrant was executed at apartment 1005 that revealed a loaded Glock .22 hidden inside.

Trammell was wanted out of Sussex Superior Court for Failure to Appear on a Rape 2nd Degree Rape charge from 2016, Sussex Superior Court for Violation of Probation, and failure to appears at Sussex Family Court for Child Support.

Trammell was charged with Possession of a Deadly Weapon during the commission of a felony, two counts of reckless endangering first degree, Aggravated Menacing, Tampering with physical evidence, Felony Providing False Statement to Law Enforcement, Assault third degree, Terroristic Threatening and Criminal mischief.

Trammell was arraigned and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $46,500 cash only bond for his new charges, and $27,600 for his pending charges and capias out of the respective courts.