Death investigation in WILMINGTON has been ruled a homicide.
Wilmington – On Monday, 07 May 2018, at approximately 7:22 am, Wilmington Police were summoned to the 700 block of E. 5th Street with regard to a vehicle parked in the block and was struck by gunfire.
Upon the officers arrival, they located a 35-year-old male subject seated in the driver seat of the parked vehicle, who appeared to have sustained a gun shot wound to his head. Officers provided life saving measures on the victim, however, he was later pronounced deceased by New Castle County paramedics at 7:35 am.
Police have ruled the incident a homicide
The victim has been identified as Khalif Friend, 35, of Newark, Delaware.
Wilmington- The Wilmington Police Department is currently investigating a shooting death in the 700 block of E. 5th Street.
Preliminary reports indicate that police were dispatched this morning at approximately 7:22 am for a male subject located in a vehicle, slumped over the steering wheel.
Upon the officer’s arrival, they located a male subject, 32-years-old, who was unconscious and unresponsive. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
As officials were investigating, a large group of onlookers gathered near the intersection of 5th Street and Spruce. Some in the group wondering why police had the road blocked off, one man asking if police were investigating an auto accident.
As the investigation continued, authorities requested a tow truck, to remove the vehicle from the scene. Shortly thereafter, as the vehicle was loaded onto the flatbed truck and became visible to the crowd, several people became distraught.
Three to four people, believed to be family or friends of the man, began to push past the police line, asking officers to let a woman in to see her loved one. Officials were able to calm the scene after taking the woman, believed to be a relative, to a different location.
This is an on-going investigation and further updates will be provided as they become available.