(Wilmington, DE 19804) Last Wednesday (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 the victim who suffered from a gunshot 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. 

The victim was identified later as 28-year-old, Rajohn Hardaway.

The investigation has led detectives to conclude that numerous eyewitnesses were present at the time of the crime.

 Detectives are asking any witnesses, or any other persons with information and/or video pertaining to this investigation 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.

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 these crimes.

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