Update To Police Investigate Burglary In Progress With Shots Fired

New Castle County Police have identified 20 year-old Elijah Gordy-Stith as the suspect who was shot while unlawfully entering a home on Flint Hill Road earlier this week.

(Wilmington, Del. 19808)  Monday (June 11) at approximately 11:30 p.m., New Castle County Police were dispatched to the 1100 block of Flint Hill Road for the report of a burglary in progress.

Police learned that a 20 year-old male suspect had unlawfully entered the residence on Flint Hill Road while a family was inside. The homeowner located the suspect in a room of the residence at which time a gun shot was fired striking him in the torso. He was taken to an area hospital in critical condition and later pronounced deceased.

This is still an open and ongoing investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.