New Castle County Police are actively investigating an apparent Homicide that occurred in the community of Sparrow Run.

(Newark, De 19702) Late last night (Mar 6) at 11:45 p.m., officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to a shooting which had occurred on the unit block of Raven Turn.   When the units arrived, they discovered a 19-year-old male victim with a gunshot wound.  Life-saving measures were initiated and performed by the initial responding officers, however, the victim ultimately succumbed to his injuries and was later pronounced deceased.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit Homicide Squad arrived on scene and assumed the investigation.  This is currently an ongoing and active investigation.

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to contact Det. DiNardo at 302-395-8110 or by e-mail at David.DiNardo@newcastlede.gov or by calling New Castle County Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800 or via messenger on Facebook. Citizens can also submit a tip anonymously by text. Send a text to 847411 with NCCDE in the text field and your tip.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a violent crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the New Castle County Division of Police Victim Services Unit/ is available to offer you support and resources through (302)-395-8000.