(New Castle, DE 19720) During the early morning hours of December 14th, 2020, at approximately 05:02 A.M., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Bristol Way in the community of Kingston Court, for a report of a shooting that had just occurred.

Upon arrival, officers located a 36-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound. The officers, assisted by other emergency first responders administered first aid, but were unsuccessful.  The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrived at the scene and assumed the investigation.  This investigation is still ongoing and in its early stages.  Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

“On behalf of the men and women of the New Castle County Division of Police, I wish to express our condolences and prayers to the families who lost loved ones during this most recent spate of violence.”  stated Colonel Vaughn M. Bond, Jr., “I can assure our communities that we are working diligently to identify those responsible for the shootings that killed four residents since last Thursday.  We will use every resource available to bring those responsible for these murders to justice; however, we can’t do this alone.  We need for the community to come forward with any information that may be able to help these families that are in the darkest days of their lives.”

 Anyone with information please contact Detective Mancuso at (302) 395-2743 or via email at John.Mancuso@newcastlede.gov or by calling the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.

Citizens can also text a tip anonymously simply by texting the number 847411 keyword: NCCDE.  You can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Additionally, tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook (IM) at New Castle County Division of Police.

A standing, cash reward is offered in exchange for information deemed to benefit the investigation or lead to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for committing the crime. 

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