Police Identify Homicide Victim

Posted on  02/07/2013 11:47 am


  • 600 block of North Tatnall Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at 8:55 p.m.


  • S1- Black Male, wearing a black hooded jacket
  • S2- Black Male, wearing a black hooded jacket


  • Ioannis Kostikidis, 53, Townsend, Delaware


Wilmington Police have identified Ioannis Kostikidis, 53, as the victim in Wednesday night’s homicide.

An initial investigation indicates that the victim, a security guard at the American Beauty Academy at 200 West 9th Street, was walking to his car which he routinely parked in the 600 block of Tatnall Street. He was accosted in the block by two
suspects, described as black males wearing black hooded jackets, for unknown reasons. The suspects shot the victim and fled the area.

Investigators with the Wilmington Department of Police continue to aggressively investigate this incident by conducting interviews, analyzing evidence, and reviewing surveillance footage.

The Wilmington Department of Police condemns this heinous crime and asks for the public’s assistance in providing any additional information.

The department reminds owners of private cameras in the area that they can help investigators solve this and other crimes by joining the Shared Vision program at www.WilmingtonDE.gov/residents/sharedvision. Even if your residence or business is several blocks away from the actual incident your cameras may have captured events leading up to or immediately following the crime.

Anyone with information can: