(Newark, DE 19702) Earlier this afternoon (Jan 21), patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Risa Court in the community of Salem Woods for an assault. When the officers arrived, they found a male victim suffering from multiple stab wounds. The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
The patrol officers were able to take a suspect into custody 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 were able to charge the suspect, 38-year-old, Marcello Williams, with one count felony Murder 1st, one count Felony Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony and one count Felony Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited.
At the time of this news release, the arraignment is still pending.
This investigation is still active and in its early stages. Additional updates to follow.
If you have any information and/or video pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective Kevin Mackie (Kevin.Mackie@newcastlede.gov or 302-395-8133). You can also contact the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.
Citizens can 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. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook (IM) at New Castle County Police.
If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to 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.