Mayor Williams and the City of Wilmington Mourn the Loss and Give Condolences to the Family of Ioannis Kostikidis

Posted on  02/07/2013 4:18 pm

(Wilmington, DE) – Mayor Williams mourns the loss of Ioannis Kostikidis, the homicide victim of the shooting on Wednesday, February 6.

Kostikidis, a security guard at the American Beauty Academy, was walking to his car on the 600 block of Tatnall Street where he was confronted by two suspects who brutally shot and murdered Kostikidis.

“My heartfelt sympathy and condolences go to Mr. Kostikidis' family and loved ones,” said Mayor Williams.  “No family should have to endure this sort of pain and tragedy.”

The Wilmington Police Department continues to aggressively investigate this incident by conducting interviews, analyzing evidence, and reviewing surveillance footage.

“This type of heinous, senseless violence will not be tolerated by this Administration or this Police Department,” said Mayor Williams.

Kostikidis was 53 years old and was married with two children and two grandchildren.

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