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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

*Update* Victim’s Name Released and Suspect Wanted in Homicide Investigation-Bridgeville

Date Posted: Saturday, May 12th, 2018

Risper, Mcarthur M.
Mcarthur M. Risper

Bridgeville– The Delaware State Police are releasing the name of the male victim that was shot last evening and a suspect who is wanted in connection.

The investigation began on Friday, May 11, 2018, at approximately 8:20 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the 21000 block of Mill Park Drive, for a report of a shooting.  Upon their arrival, Troopers observed a male subject on the side of the road with apparent gunshot wounds.  The 41-year-old male victim, identified as Corey Bailey of Bridgeville, was transported to a local hospital by EMS, where he was pronounced deceased.

Through investigative measures, detectives were able to identify a suspect, 28-year-old Mcarthur M. Risper Jr. of Bridgeville.  Risper currently has active warrants for Murder First Degree, Conspiracy First Degree, and two counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. 

Click on link for the original release: Detectives Conducting Homicide Investigation-Bridgeville

This incident continues to remain under investigation by the homicide unit for possible further suspects.  If anyone has any information in reference to the whereabouts of Risper or information pertaining to this case, they are asked to contact Detective M. Csapo at 302-741-2729. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at

 If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 051218 1119


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