The men under arrest are identified as Dan-el Moody of North Carolina and Justino Gomez-Rico of South Carolina
Two men from out of state have been arrested after they got into a fight that resulted in a weapon being fired.
Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said the incident occurred at about 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 when troopers were sent to the intersection of Sycamore and West Elliotts Dam roads, Laurel, for an assault complaint.
Jaffe said troopers learned two men, Dan-el Moody, 25, of Red Springs, N.C. and Justino Gomez-Rico, 27, of Ninety Six, S.C., were in a truck when they got into an argument. The South Carolina man grabbed a gun from inside the vehicle and hit Moody in the head with the weapon. Moody got the gun back and during a struggle, the gun went off.
Neither man was hit by the round, Jaffe said, adding that troopers later found the weapon in the truck bed.
Both men sustained injuries from their altercation and were taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.
After he was released, Moody was charged with second-degree assault recklessly causing serious intentional injury, Offensive Touching and possession of a Firearm While Under the Influence. He was ordered held at the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $7,000 secured bond.
The 27-year-old later was sent to the Christiana Hospital due to his injuries. Troopers have active warrants for his arrest on charges of third-degree assault and possession of a firearm while under the influence.