Update With Arrest: Castlebrook Apartments

New Castle County Police detectives have charged 25-year-old Ricardo Mendez for a stabbing, that occurred last night in the Castlebrook Apartment Complex.

(New Castle, Del.-19720) Yesterday(November6) at approximately 6:47 p.m., patrol officers were dispatched to the 500 block of S.DuPont Hwy for a cutting.

Police learned that 29-year-old Anastasia Gear was visiting a family member in the apartment complex when she was approached by Ricardo Mendez in the parking lot. The victim was stabbed multiple times in the torso. She was transported to an area hospital where she ultimately succumbed to her injuries.

County Police Detectives developed Ricardo Mendez of the 800 block of N. Adams St as a suspect and he is known to the victim.

During the course of the investigation, Ricardo Mendez was contacted by Delaware State Police at the McDonald’s located at 101 S. DuPont hwy in an unrelated incident. Ricardo Mendez was arrested by troopers for carrying a concealed deadly weapon, criminal impersonation and disorderly conduct. He is currently being held at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center.

Ricardo Mendez has been charged by County detectives with murder in the first degree  and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony. He will be held at Vaughn Correctional Center until he is arraigned by County detectives.

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