Police Investigate a Shooting

Posted on  07/20/2013 8:02 am

Location:

  • Unit block East 24th Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Friday, July 19, 2013 approximately 10:18 p.m.

Victim:

  • 25 year old male, Wilmington, Delaware

Suspect:

  • Dark complected black male, 6’0”, white shirt

Summary:

Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in the unit block of East 24th Street on Friday evening.

At approximately 10:18 p.m. officers responded to the block after receiving a 911 call reporting a shooting. Arriving officers located a 25 year old male victim laying in the street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the back and right thigh.
An initial investigation indicates that the victim was standing in the unit block of East 24th Street when the suspect approached and displayed a handgun. The victim and suspect struggled over the handgun before the suspect shot the victim and fled. The suspect is described as a dark complected black male, 6’0”, wearing a white shirt.

The victim, a convicted drug offender, was transported to Christiana Hospital by ambulance and is listed in stable condition.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information can call:

  • Detective Joseph Cooper at (302) 576-3634.
  • Wilmington Police Confidential Tip Line at (302) 576-3990.
  • Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 (1-800-847-3333) or online at www.tipsubmit.com.