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DSP identifies suspect in shooting and carjacking incidents that shut down I-95 on Friday

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Delaware State Police identify the suspect in Friday’s carjackings and shootings that shut down I-95 for much of the day.

Police say 39-year-old Jonathan Wiseman of New Castle was the suspect in multiple carjacking and shooting incidents Friday morning in New Castle County.

The incidents shut down I-95 in both directions at Route 896 in Newark during morning rush hour Friday before reopening completely during afternoon rush hour.

Police say Wiseman shot a school bus in Newport and carjacked a victim in the area of Routes 141 and 4 while also successfully carjacking another victim on I-95 in the area of Route 896.

Wiseman, according to police, also had three unsuccessful carjacking attempts, while shooting the inside of a vehicle during one of those attempts.

Police found Wiseman dead in the area of Route 896 after he was shot by police.

Delaware State Police say there are no other updates to provide other than Wiseman’s identification, and there is no timeline as to when more information will become available or the investigation will conclude.

The investigation is a large-scale case involving many scenes, witnesses, and evidentiary items, and because of that Delaware State Police is asking for the public’s patience and understanding.

Joe brings over 20 years of experience in news and radio to Delaware Public Media and the All Things Considered host position. He joined DPM in November 2019 as a reporter and fill-in ATC host after six years as a reporter and anchor at commercial radio stations in New Castle and Sussex Counties.