Man Shot In Newark’s Chestnut Hill Estates Overnight Dies, Police Release His Name


Newark – New Castle County Police have identified 22-year-old William Laws, of the unit block of Davies Road, as the man shot earlier this morning, according to spokeswoman Heather Carter.

Carter said the victim was transported to an area hospital by emergency medical services where he succumbed to his injury.

Original Report

Newark – New Castle County Police are currently investigating a shooting that occurred in the community of Chestnut Hill Estates, according to spokeswoman Heather Carter.

Carter said today, March 9, at approximately 2:08 a.m., New Castle County Police were dispatched to the intersection of Malvern Road and Augusta Drive for a shooting that had just occurred. Police learned that one person was shot and transported to an area hospital by emergency medical services.

Detectives from the New Castle County Police Criminal investigations Unit arrived on scene and have assumed the investigation. This is an active and ongoing investigation and more information will be forthcoming.

The New Castle County Police, Criminal Investigation Unit is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to please contact the New Castle County Police by dialing (302) 573.2800. 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.

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