(Wilmington DE, 19805) Last Thursday night (Dec 12th), at approximately 10:00 p.m., officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Simca Lane, in the Dorjul Apartments for reports of a shooting which had just occurred.
Several patrol units arrived at the scene and located the 42-year-old victim. The victim had suffered an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrived at the scene and assumed the investigation.
The detectives have identified the 42-year-old victim as Roger Williams of Newark, DE. The investigation further revealed that Williams was employed by a ride-share service and was working when this incident occurred.
Detectives have identified 23-year-old Michael Toombs of Chester, PA as the suspect in this homicide. Michael Toombs is currently wanted on charges of Murder First Degree and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.
Detectives do not believe that this homicide is related to any other incidents in the area, however, Michael Toombs should be considered armed and dangerous.
“We offer our condolences to the family as this was a heinous act that took the life of an innocent person.”, stated Colonel Vaughn M. Bond, Jr. “Detectives and officers have worked side by side with members of the community to identify Michael Toombs as the suspect in this investigation. We continue to ask anyone who might know the whereabouts of Michael Toombs to contact us.”
If you have any information and/or video pertaining to this investigation or know the whereabouts of Michael Toombs please contact Detective Jeffrey Sendek (Jeffrey.Sendek@newcastlede.gov) or at (302) 395-8130.
Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com.,or (IM) on the New Castle County Division of Police Facebook page. Citizens can also submit a tip anonymously by text. Send a text to 847411 with NCCDE in the text field and your tip. You can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com.
Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook (IM) at New Castle County Police. A reward of up to $1,000.00 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.
Additionally, 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 assistance, the New Castle County Division of Police Victim Services Unit is available to offer you support and resources through (302)-395-8000.