Man Killed In Newark Was Hit By A Car, Not Shot

Newark – On Tuesday (November 28) New Castle County Police investigated the discovery of an injured adult male who was located in the area of Freedom Road and 76th Street in the neighborhood of Valley Wood, according to M/Cpl. Michel Eckerd.

Eckerd said New Castle County Police Detectives positively identified the injured male as 31-year-old Anthony Phippin of the 3300 block of Stone Place Blvd in Bear.

Anthony Phippin succumbed to injuries on November 28th. Investigators now believe it was the result of a hit and run collision.

Eckerd said surveillance video shows the victim walking on Freedom Rd. toward Bear Christiana Rd. between 5:25 am and 5:30 am . A vehicle traveling in the same direction strikes Phippin from behind and leaves the scene toward Bear Christiana Rd.

Detectives from the New Castle County Police Traffic Services Unit have now assumed the investigation.

This is still an active and ongoing investigation; further details will be released as they become available.

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Newark – Just before 6:00 am on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, officers with the New Castle County Police discovered an injured man in the area of Freedom Road and 76th Street, in the neighborhood of Valley Wood.

Reports from the scene indicate that the man was suffering from an unknown medical problem. Moments later radio reports indicated that police believed that the man may have been shot.  Rescue crews from the Christiana Fire Company and New Castle County Paramedics responded to the scene and transported the man to the hospital in critical condition.

Officials later identified the man as 31-year-old Anthony Phippin, of the 3300 block of Stone Place Blvd in Newark.

Later in the afternoon, on November 28th, the New Castle County Police released a statement indicating that the exact cause and nature of Phippin’s injuries were being further investigated.

This morning , December 1, 2017  New Castle County Police has informed First State Update that Anthony Phippin succumbed to his injuries on November 28th.

Adding that investigators are now investigating this incident as a suspicious death.

Some on social media have stated what they think happened to Phippin, but police have release few clues as to what they believe may have happen.

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