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*Update – Suspect in Custody* Homicide Unit Investigating Shooting in Laurel

Date Posted: Friday, April 21st, 2023

The Delaware State Police have identified 27-year-old Jhalir Henry of Delmar, Delaware as one of the suspects who was involved in the homicide of 18-year-old Corey Mumford in Laurel last week. Henry was taken into custody today in Maryland.

On April 14, 2023, at approximately 2:40 p.m., the Laurel Police Department responded to a shooting near the 100 block of Sunset Drive in Wexford Village Apartments. When officers arrived, they located Corey Mumford suffering from multiple gunshot wounds behind one of the apartment buildings. The officers began CPR and attempted life-saving measures until EMS arrived on scene. Corey was then taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. Due to the nature of the investigation, the Laurel Police Department requested that the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit assume the investigation.

Detectives developed Jhalir Henry as one of the suspects involved in Corey’s homicide. On April 21, 2023, members of the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office and the Salisbury Police Department executed a search warrant at a residence on the 30000 block of Johnson Road in Salisbury. Henry was located and arrested without incident. Henry is now incarcerated in Maryland and will be extradited to Delaware, where he will be charged with Murder First Degree, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Conspiracy First Degree.

*Update #1- Victim Identified* Homicide Unit Investigating Shooting in Laurel

Homicide Unit Investigating Shooting in Laurel

The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is still actively investigating this incident and working to identify other suspects involved in this case. Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact Detective A. Bluto by calling 302-741-2859. 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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