FRANKLIN TWP. — At about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.18, police were dispatched to the Delsea Regional High School parking lot after a varsity basketball game with SchalickHigh School for a report of a male with a handgun.

Just before officers arrived, it was reported, the male left the area in a dark-colored pickup truck. The high school and middle school went into a “lockout” for safety reasons while officers checked the area. When he could not be found, the schools were re-opened so students could leave, police said.

A witness reported hearing two males arguing in the parking lot and saw a black male, 5’ 9” to 5’ 10”, slim build, 17 to 21 years old, get into the driver’s side of a black pickup truck and come out with a dark-colored handgun, police said.

The male allegedly held the pistol in his right hand across his chest and walked toward the victim, said police. A third male, who appeared to be with the gunman, stopped the accused from going any further. He then walked back to the truck and left, said police.

Another witness reported seeing a male who was involved in the dispute wearing a blue jacket with a “C” on the chest and the words “Crooks and Castles” on the back.

If anyone can identify the alleged gunman, perhaps through the jacket, or has any other information, please call Detective Warren Rivell at 856-694-1415, ext. 275, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..