Police Need Your Help Solving This Murder

Ruben Maldonado
Ruben Maldonado

Police have uploaded a new case to their new cold case website.

Victim: Ruben Maldonado, 46-year-old male

Murdered on: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Location: 758 Christiana Road Newark, DE 19713

Investigation Details:

On Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at approximately 11:14 p.m., police responded to a shooting in the area of 758 Christiana Road, Cedar Wood Apartments in Newark Delaware. The victim was discovered lying on the ground motionless while in front of a building. The victim was transported to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead as a result of a gunshot wound to his upper body.

Police are investigating robbery as a possible motive.

Ruben Maldonado-suspectA witness was able to assist Police with the construction of a composite sketch of the possible suspect. The suspect is described as a black male 5’7 to 5’10” tall, who had dark complexion and weighed approximately 200 lbs. New Castle County Cold Case Detectives are asking the public for assistance in identifying  the suspect in the sketch.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact the Cold Case Homicide Squad directly: Det. Brian Shahan: [email protected] (302) 395-2781 Glenn Davis: [email protected] (302) 395-8216 You can submit a tip via our website at www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333, visit their website www.Delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department. 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.

New Castle County Cold Case Website

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Image Credits: NCCPD

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