SPD arrest Suspect and family members after shooting and vehicle pursuit

Calvin Boyd Jr, 23

Calvin Boyd Jr, 23

Sarah Nelson, 22

Sarah Nelson, 22             

Smyrna Police arrested a suspected shooter and several of his family members after a shooting incident which culminated in a brief vehicle pursuit and physical altercation. On Monday 9/11/17 at approx. 2:13 a.m. Smyrna Police responded to the 500 block of Barley Court for a report of a shooting which had just occurred.  Responding officers found damaged vehicles and a victim who reported a fight with one of the shooters.  While officers conducted their initial investigation, they observed a vehicle matching the description of the one seen fleeing the scene traveling in the area.

Officers attempted to initiate a vehicle stop on Sunnyside Rd in the area of Maria Ln, at which point the suspect vehicle fled.  A low speed pursuit ended in the unit block of Magnolia Dr (Willow wood development) in a driveway/garage of a residence.  At this time, Calvin Boyd Jr, 23 of Smyrna refused to exit the vehicle and began physically fighting with Smyrna Police officers.  During this fight, several of Boyd’s family members exited the residence and attempted to prevent Police from affecting an arrest.  With the assistance of the SPD K9 unit, Clayton Police and Delaware State Police, all suspects were taken into custody.  A search warrant was later executed at the residence which provided numerous pieces of evidence linking Boyd to the shooting.  As a result of this investigation, the following persons were arrested and charged by Smyrna Police;

Calvin Boyd Jr, 23, Smyrna: Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, reckless endangering 1st, Wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, Burglary 3rd, Disregarding a Police Officer’s signal, Conspiracy 2nd, Resisting arrest, 2 counts of criminal mischief. (Released on $42,000 secured bond)

Sarah Nelson, 22, Smyrna: Hindering Prosecution (released on $500 unsecured bond)

Regina Boyd, 52, Smyrna: Resisting Arrest (released on $500 unsecured bond)

The investigation into this shooting remains active and ongoing and there is no further information to release at this time.