Suspect arrested in Overview Gardens shooting

Churchill Christie (Photo: New Castle County police)
Churchill Christie

NEW CASTLE, DELAWARE (6/12/2017) A 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a shooting last week in the Overview Gardens community near New Castle, authorities said this morning.

The shooting of a 27-year-old man happened about 1:10 p.m. Friday in the first block of Briarcliff Drive. The victim remains in critical condition at a hospital.

Churchill Christie, who lives in the same block of Briarcliff Drive, was taken into custody there Friday, the New Castle County police said.

He was charged with first-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangering and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.

Christie was being held at Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington in lieu of $126,000 cash bail.

Police asked anyone with information on the incident to call investigators at 302-573-2800.

Tips also may be submitted anonymously through Delaware Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards, at 800-847-3333 or


Police investigate shooting on Briarcliff Drive in Overview Gardens. (Photo: Delaware Free News)