New Castle – In a rare move the New Castle County Police, Criminal Investigation Unit, has released a photo of a murder victim. Police are hoping the photograph of Malcolm Evans, 19 will put a face with the name.
Investigators are seeking assistance from the public as they continue to gather information about the death of Malcolm, a student at Delaware State University. On Saturday (7/9) at approximately 4:00 a.m., the Delaware State Police were called to investigate a one car accident that occurred at the entrance of Rutledge. The investigation into the accident led to evidence consistent with a shooting located in the unit block of Baywatch Road. New Castle County Police were then called to the scene at approximately 5:00 a.m. as it was determined that the incident occurred in Rutledge.
During the course of the investigation, detectives learned Malcolm was leaving his home to go to work when a single gunshot was fired into his vehicle striking him in the upper body. He then lost control of the vehicle, where he crashed. A witness observed several male subjects in the immediate area, but they fled prior to emergency personnel arriving.
Malcolm was transported to the Christiana Medical Center where he was later succumbed to his injuries on Sunday (7/10) afternoon at 2:14 p.m.
Investigators are attempting to establish a timeline of events as well as gather any information that would lead to the arrest of a suspect(s). They are asking anyone with surveillance equipment or information to please contact detectives by dialing (302) 573-2800 or can visit our website at www.nccpd.com.
Tipsters may also call Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department.
Tips submitted through Delaware Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a reward up to $10,000.00. Rewards are offered for crimes of violence such as this through Delaware Crime Stoppers.
Citizens who currently have the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit. The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all IPhone and Android smartphones.
Image Credits: NCC Police