Young Man Gunned Down In His Home, You Can Help


On December 5, 2017, 30-year-old Shawn Lockhart was in his apartment in the 800 block of North Jackson Street when someone tried to gain access to the 3rd floor door from his bedroom to an outside deck.

When Shawn Lockhart went to the door to try to prevent the intruders from coming inside, shots were fired by the suspects, and Lockhart was fatally wounded.

This investigation remains ongoing, and investigators are asking the public for assistance.

Anyone with information about a cold case investigation is encouraged to contact the WPD Cold Case Unit:

You can also provide information to Delaware Crime Stoppers at ‪1-800-TIP-3333 or ‪


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