(Wilmington, 19804) On June 17 at 1:27 am, officers from the New Castle County Police were dispatched to a shooting which had occurred on the unit block of Lloyd Street.   When the units arrived, they discovered one injured 15-year-old female victim inside of a vehicle and a 35-year-old second victim was located a short distance away. Both of the subjects had apparent gunshot wounds and were later pronounced deceased by New Castle County Paramedics.

The New Castle County Police have identified the victims as 15-year-old Doris E. Dorsey and 35-year–old Vincent DiMenco.

Detectives from the New Castle County Police Homicide Squad have also confirmed that Doris E. Dorsey was the homeowner’s daughter and Vincent DiMenco was a friend and coworker of Doris’ father.

Doris, a recent graduate of Stanton Middle School, was seated in a vehicle in the driveway and Vincent was seated in the front yard talking with Doris’ father.  Then an unknown subject walked up to the residence and started shooting.  Doris’ father was able to run away. However, Doris and Vincent were both shot and killed.  The subject then ran off in an unknown direction.

Detectives also discovered that Doris was in the area of North Market Street with friends during the day and evening hours.  She had come home to celebrate her father’s birthday.

Detectives do not believe that this homicide is related to any other incidents in the area.

Colonel Vaughn Bond stated, “I want the person to know that we will be persistent in our efforts to identify you so that you are held accountable for your actions. How can you live with the fact that you killed a defenseless man and a 15-year-old child? Our investigators have worked non stop and will continue to do so. They will pursue every lead and the community will continue to provide assistance until you are apprehended. To those that have knowledge of this despicable act and refuse to share it with police, I will simply say that tomorrow it could be your loved one.  It’s time to stop empowering those who are responsible for senseless acts of violence that have destroyed families throughout our state. It’s time for all of us to step up and do our part to clean up our communities.”

Detectives are asking for anyone who was in contact with Doris or Vincent on Saturday to contact Det. E. Reid at 302-395-8110 or by e-mail at EJReid @nccde.org or by calling New Castle County Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800. Citizens with information are also encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department.

A reward of up to $10,000.00 is available to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of those responsible for violent crimes being investigated by this agency.


Doris E, Dorsey                                    Vincent DiMenco