INVESTIGATION UPDATE: POLICE ARREST JUVENILES IN CONNECTION TO WILTON HOMICIDE

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police have apprehended two male juvenile suspects in connection to the recent homicide that occurred in the community of Wilton in the area of Ashley Drive (New Castle, DE 19720).

On November 17, 2020 and November 20,2020, Officers and Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police apprehended both juveniles without incident.

One juvenile is held in lieu of $1,040,000 cash bail.

The second juvenile was released with $21,000 unsecured bail.

Yet another senseless killing of a young man and sadly committed by juveniles who have altered their course of life.  I am grateful that our detectives worked tirelessly to solve this sad case and provide much needed answers to the victim’s family.” said New Castle County Police Chief Colonel Vaughn Bond Jr.

This an active and on-going investigation, detectives from New Castle County Police are searching for additional suspects. The New Castle County Division of Police is asking anyone with video surveillance within that time frame or information regarding this incident to please contact Detective Jennifer Escheman at (302) 395-8110 or Jennifer.Escheman@newcastlede.gov.  Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or IM us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department.

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INVESTIGATION UPDATE: POLICE IDENTIFY HOMICIDE VICTIM FROM APPLEBY ESTATES

(New Castle, DE 19720) Saturday, (November 14, 2020) Detectives from New Castle County Police Criminal Investigation Unit are investigating a homicide that took place in the community of Appleby Estates.

As of today (November 16, 2020) the victim has been identified as 25-year-old Qasim Felder.

The New Castle County Division of Police, Criminal Investigation Unit is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to please contact Detective Jeffrey Sendek at (302) 395-8110 or Jeffrey.Sendek@newcastlede.gov.

This is an active and ongoing investigation, and further details will be released when available.

Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or submit a tip through our New Castle County Police App, or IM us on Facebook 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 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.

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POLICE INVESTIGATE HOMICIDE IN WILTON

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police are investigating a homicide in the community of Wilton.

(New Castle, DE 19720) Earlier today, (November 15, 2020) at approximately 3:45 P.M., Officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were notified that 1 male suffering from a gunshot wound had been transported to a local hospital via private vehicle. Although life-saving efforts were provided, the victim succumbed to his wounds.

Officers were able to ascertain that the incident occurred in the community of Wilton, particularly in the area of Ashley Drive.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrived on scene and have assumed the investigation. This is an active and ongoing investigation.

The New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigation Unit is asking anyone with video surveillance within that time frame or information regarding this incident to please contact Detective Jennifer Escheman at (302) 395-8110 or Jennifer.Escheman@newcastlede.gov.  Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or IM us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a 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.

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