New Castle Murder Victim Identified

New Castle – The New Castle County Police have identified John Marcus Fryer, 29, from the 1100 block of Worth Lane in Claymont as the victim from the shooting that occurred during the early morning hours last Saturday, according to New Castle County Police Spokeswoman Tracey Duffy.

new-castle-shootingDuffy said that on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at approximately 4:00 a.m., New Castle County Police responded to the 1500 block of Surry Court in Coachman’s Manor Apartments for a shooting. Officers located the deceased victim on the sidewalk with an apparent gunshot wound.

The preliminary investigation revealed the victim returned to the apartment with his girlfriend when an unidentified suspect emerged from the side of the building, said Duffy. As the suspect ran pass the couple, he fired a single shot striking the victim, according to authorities. The suspect was then observed fleeing to the opposite side of the building.

A K-9 team also responded to the area to assist with a search for the suspect.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact the Criminal Investigations Unit by dialing (302) 573-2800.

Citizens with 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.

Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department.

A reward of up to $20,000.00 is available to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of those responsible for violent crimes being investigated by this agency.