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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley
Bridgeville- The Delaware State Police are conducting an investigation into a homicide that occurred yesterday morning.
The incident occurred on November 27, 2019 at approximately 11:22 a.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the 11000 block of Evans Drive, Bridgeville, DE for a report of shots being fired. Upon arrival, they located a blue Honda Civic stationary in a lightly wooded area just off of the roadway, with a sole occupant in the driver’s seat unresponsive. Troopers determined that the occupant sustained gunshot wounds and was deceased.
The 45-year-old male victim from Bridgeville, DE was transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and later turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science. His name is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.
There is no suspect information at this time. This incident continues to remain under investigation by the Homicide Unit and further information will be released as it becomes available.
If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact Detective J. King at 302-741-2821. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe
Released: 112819 0727