12/10/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/10/2023 14:13
The Delaware State Police are investigating a homicide in Wilmington after one man was found dead in a vehicle Saturday night.
On December 9, 2023, at approximately 7:17 p.m., troopers responded to Eagle Tobacco Shop located at 3505 Miller Road in Wilmington, for a report of a shooting. When police arrived, there were indications of a shooting. However, no victims were located.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was in his vehicle and parked in the parking lot of Eagle Tobacco Shop. A dark-colored SUV entered and parked in the parking lot. An occupant of the dark-colored SUV fired several rounds at the victim, and then fled the scene in an unknown direction. The victim then drove and to P.S. Dupont Middle School, where he crashed through a fence and came to rest on the school property. When police located the victim, they noticed he was suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. The victim, a 22-year-old man from Texas, died at the scene. His name is being withheld until his family is notified.
The Homicide Unit is actively investigating this incident. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective B. Timmons by calling 302-365-8434 or emailing [email protected]. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.
If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit / Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at [email protected].
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