An argument over the phone early Halloween morning escalated into an incident where gunshots were fired into a Milford residence in which there were 11 people inside, including five children, said Det. Dwight Young, spokesman for the Milford Police Department.

An argument over the phone early Halloween morning escalated into an incident where gunshots were fired into a Milford residence in which there were 11 people inside, including five children, said Det. Dwight Young, spokesman for the Milford Police Department.
Eric A. Harris, a 41-year-old from Lincoln, and Milford’s Joseynazio “Jose” Colombo, 28, were arrested following the incident in which no one was injured, Young said.
Milford police responded to a residence in the 100 block of West Street after receiving a report of multiple gunshots. Young said the Delaware State Police also arrived at the scene to assist.
An investigation revealed that Harris went into the residence and confronted Colombo over an argument the two had over the phone.
As Harris arrived at the residence and got out of his vehicle, Colombo exited the house armed with a crowbar and tried to hit Harris several times with it, said Young.
Colombo then went to Harris’s vehicle and smashed out all of the windows. As Colombo went back to the residence Harris got a shotgun out of his vehicle and went up to the residence, Young said.
Harris then fired several shots into the windows of the home. The shotgun rounds struck various items. Young added that Harris also obtained a metal pipe and threw it through a window.
Police discovered there were a total of 11 people inside the residence, including five children, who were 17, 5, 2 and a 1-year-old and an 8-month-old.
Harris tried to hide the shotgun in a nearby yard prior to police arrival but it was later located by the Milford Police K-9, said Young.
Colombo is charged with aggravated menacing and criminal mischief over $1,000 but less than $5,000. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown in default of $3,000 secured bond.
Harris is charged with 11 counts of first degree reckless endangering, five counts of endangering the welfare of a child, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited and criminal mischief over $1,000 but less than $5,000. He was also wanted on active warrants out of several courts. He was committed to SCI in default of $57,000 secured bond.