(Wilmington, DE 19804) Earlier this afternoon (Jun 2), at approximately 4:00 p.m. patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the area of the 300 block of Cedar avenue, in the community of Cedar Heights for the report of a shooting. 

When the officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a black male victim who suffered from a gun shot wound to the upper body.  The officers attempted First Aid however the victim had already succumbed to his wound. 

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrived at the scene and assumed the investigation. 

This investigation is still in the early stages and additional updates will be provided as they become available.

“It is difficult to describe the anger and frustration of yet another young man who has lost his life to a senseless act of violence,”  stated Col. Vaughn M. Bond, Jr.  “The suspect(s) responsible for this crime must be identified and apprehended; however, the police can’t do it alone.  The young victim leaves behind a devastated family who deserves to know what occurred and who is responsible for murdering their loved one.  To withhold information only serves to intensify the excruciating pain that this family is experiencing so I am pleading for anyone with information to provide it to us anonymously.”

Anyone with information and/or video pertaining to this investigation or who was in the area of the 300 block of Cedar Avenue between 3:00p.m. – 4:30p.m, this date,   is asked to contact Det. DiNardo at 302-395-8110 or by e-mail at David.DiNardo@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.

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.