POLICE INVESTIGATE HOMICIDE IN THE COMMUNITY OF SALEM WOODS

(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.

Marcello Williams

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COLD CASE REVIEW: La’Hmeer Carter & Brian Eller

(New Castle, DE 19720) The victims and families of our unsolved homicides are not forgotten and there are ongoing efforts by the New Castle County Division of Police and the Criminal Investigation Unit Cold Case Squad, to bring about a resolution to each and every case.  In an effort to refresh the community’s recollection and investigate every possible lead we will be posting again the information pertaining to each open case.

On Monday, January 12th, 2015, at approximately 7:18 pm, patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the Vinings at Christiana Apartments in Newark, in reference to a shooting that had just occurred. When the officers arrived, they located two victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  Both victims died as a result of their injuries.

The first victim was identified as 20-year-old, La’Hmeer Carter who was found in the area of 900 Vinings Way. The second victim was identified as 32-year-old, Brian Eller who was found in the area of 700 Vinings Way.

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.

Any information could potentially be used to bring criminals to justice and provide peace for the families who have lost their loved ones.

Citizens can submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com.,or (IM) on the New Castle County Division of Police Facebook page. Citizens can also submit a tip anonymously by text. Send a text to 847411 with NCCDE in the text field and your tip. 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.

Additionally, 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.

POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING IN MALL PARKING LOT

(Newark, DE 19702) Last Tuesday (Jan 12) officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to a local area hospital reference a 19-year-old victim of a gunshot wound. The victim was driven by friends to the emergency room in a silver, Hyundai Genesis after suffering a gunshot wound to his back.

Witnesses provided varying details related to where the shooting occurred. After numerous additional interviews, detectives from the New Castle County Police Criminal Investigations Unit were able to determine that all the witnesses live in Sussex County (DE) and that the Christiana Mall appeared to be a consistent destination.  Mall video surveillance was reviewed, and the investigators learned that the victim was seated in a vehicle parked at the Christiana Mall when he was shot in the back.  As the scene was secured a blue Chevy Cruze was also located, in which a black semi-automatic handgun was observed.

The investigation then revealed that 19-year-old, Raesheed Deshields of Laurel, (DE) had in fact shot the victim in the back while they were both seated inside of the Genesis.

Deshields was taken into custody and charged with one count of felony Assault 1st and one count of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. He was arraigned by New Castle County Court of Common Pleas and held in lieu of $120,000 secured bail.