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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Detectives Conducting a Homicide Investigation – Newport

Date Posted: Sunday, February 16th, 2020

Newport, Delaware – The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is currently conducting an investigation with the Newport Police Department into a shooting death that occurred last night.

The preliminary investigation has determined on February 15, 2020, at approximately 9:56 p.m. the Newport Police Department and the Delaware State Police responded to a shooting at an apartment in the unit block of Bennett Court in the town limits of Newport. Police located a 15-year-old female gunshot victim at this residence where she was pronounced deceased at the scene.

There is no suspect information at this time. This incident continues to remain under investigation by the Homicide Unit and the Newport Police Department and further information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective M. Csapo of the Homicide Unit by calling 302-741-2729. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://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 debra.reed@state.de.us.

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Released: 021620  0840


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