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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

Delaware State Police Conducting Homicide Investigation

Date Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2023

The Delaware State Police are investigating a homicide that occurred last night in the town limits of Georgetown.

On February 27, 2023, at approximately 8:28 p.m., the Georgetown Police Department responded to the Dunbarton Apartments for a reported shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, they located a male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds inside an apartment. A preliminary investigation reveals that the victim was a visitor at the apartment. A female knocked on the apartment door. The victim answered and let the female in. Once the female was inside the apartment, an unknown male suspect forced the apartment door open and shot the victim several times. The suspect then fled on foot. Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital, where he died from his injuries.

The victim’s identification is being withheld until notification is made to the family. The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit assumed the investigation at the request of the Georgetown Police Department. No suspect information is available at this time.

The Homicide Unit is still actively investigating this incident. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective B. McDerby by calling 302-741-2821. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need 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 at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Sergeant India Sturgis

Released: 022823 0925


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