UPDATED: Fourth Suspect Arrested Following Shooting in May in Ellendale

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UPDATED – 07/09/24 – An Ellendale man has been arrested in connection with a shooting in Ellendale on May 8th. Delaware State Police arrested three suspects a short time later – a fourth suspect, 21 year old Marcus Yunas of Ellendale was arrested in Maryland on June 27th – and extradited to Delaware on Monday, July 8th.

Yunas was taken to Troop 4 and charged with multiple felony offenses:

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Reckless Endangering 1st Degree (Felony) – 6 counts
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Criminal Mischief

Yunas was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2, and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $92,100 cash bond.

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ORIGINAL STORY – Delaware State Police detectives have arrested 20-year-old Isaiah Yunas of Ellendale, Delaware, and two teenagers for multiple charges following a shooting in Ellendale early yesterday morning. On May 8th at about 12:30 a.m., troopers responded to a home on South Old State Road in Ellendale for a disorderly incident. While responding, troopers were told that shots had been fired at the same location. When troopers arrived, they found a woman had been shot in the leg. During the investigation, they learned a gray SUV stopped in the road, the occupants argued with people in the backyard of the house and fired shots at them, hitting the woman and the house. There were several people in the house, including a child. Troopers located the SUV and the individuals a short time later. Police arrested Isaiah Yunas, and two 17-year-olds were arrested. The victim was treated and released from a local hospital for her injuries. Detectives are working to locate 21-year-old Marcus Yunas of Ellendale for his involvement in the incident.

Additional Information from Delaware State Police:

Isaiah Yunas was arrested and taken to Troop 7, where he was charged with the crimes listed below, arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2, and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $46,000 secured bond.

Isaiah Yunas

List of Charges:

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Reckless Endangering 1st Degree (Felony) – 6 counts
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Criminal Mischief under $1,000

A 17-year-old was taken to Troop 7, charged with the crimes listed below, arraigned by Family Court, and committed to Stevenson House Detention Center on a $50,500 secured bond.

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Reckless Endangering 1st Degree (Felony) – 6 counts
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Criminal Mischief under $1,000

A 17-year-old was taken to Troop 7, charged with the crimes listed below, arraigned by Family Court, and released to the custody of a parent.

  • Reckless Endangering 1st Degree (Felony) – 6 counts
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Criminal Mischief under $1,000

Delaware State Police Troop 4 Criminal Investigations continues to investigate this incident. If anyone has information of the whereabouts of the suspect to call 9-1-1. Detectives are also asking anyone with information about this case to contact Detective K. Haley by calling (302) 752-3810. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.


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