New Castle Man Gets Life In Prison For 2017 Shooting Death

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A Superior Court jury convicted a 26-year-old New Castle man of first-degree murder in connection with the 2017 shooting death New Castle man.

Deputy Attorneys General Joseph Grubb and Michael Cooksey secured the verdict for Shaheed Matthews.

In December 2017, Matthews fatally shot Antoine Terry, 23, of New Castle who had just been at Matthews’s Parma Avenue home.

Matthews was convicted of Murder First Degree, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited.

Matthews, barred from having a gun because of a prior felony adjudication, will be sentenced by a Superior Court judge to life in prison later this year.

Det. Eugene Reid from the New Castle County Police Department was the lead detective. The prosecution team was assisted by paralegal Stacey Coupe, social worker Lisa Rapko, support specialist Ted Griffin, and special investigator Guillermo Santiago.

Original Story

Minquadale – New Castle County Police Detectives have identified 24-year-old Antoine Terry of the 400 block of Anderson Dr in New Castle as the man found shot earlier this morning.

Officials said today, December 28, at approximately 12:50 a.m., New Castle County Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Parma Ave for the report of shots fired. Officers discovered Antoine Terry suffering from a gunshot wound and he was pronounced dead at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to please call the New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800 if you have any information about this incident.

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