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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

*Update #2* Delaware State Police Investigating Homicide- Ellendale

Date Posted: Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Ellendale– Delaware State police are currently conducting a homicide investigation that occurred early Thursday morning.

On August 27, 2020, at approximately 3:25 a.m., troopers were dispatched to the 12000 block of North Old State Road, Ellendale, for a report of a subject shot outside a residence. Upon arrival, troopers located a 25-year-old male from Milford, Delaware, deceased from one gunshot wound to the upper body. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

At this time, there is no suspect information.

This case is an active and ongoing criminal investigation. Additional information will be provided once it is available.

If anyone has information in reference to this incident, 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, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

*Update- Traffic Advisory* Road Closure- Ellendale

*Traffic Advisory* Road Closure- Ellendale

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