Police Say Shooting Was Homicide, Victim’s Name Released


On Thursday, 24 May 2018, at approximately 10:18 pm, Wilmington Police were summoned to W. 5th and N. Madison Streets with regard to a ‘SHOT SPOTTER’ alert.

Upon the officers arrival, they located a 20-year-old male victim, who was identified as Jeremy Tunnell, of the 800 block of W. 5th Street, and he was suffering from a gunshot wound his lower abdomen.

Tunnell was treated on scene by New Castle County paramedics. After, he was transported to the Christiana Hospital via ambulance where he subsequently succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

At the time of this incident the investigation was considered a death investigation until the official cause of death was determined by the State of Delaware Division of Forensic Science.

The State of Delaware Division of Forensic Science has concluded that Jeremy Tunnell’s death has been ruled a homicide, according to police.

Breaking Report

At around 10:30 last night crews from the Wilmington Fire Department, along with St. Francis EMT’s and Wilmington Police responded to 5th and Madison, in Wilmington, for reports of a shooting.

Responding crews reported that they were evaluating one patient and that they would advise on the other patient or patients.

Shortly after crews responded to that incident a second call came in asking firefighters to respond to 5th and Monroe for another shooting. It’s unclear if this was as shooting or if it was part of the first incident.

It’s believed that at least two patients were transported to the hospital. One of the patients may have been suffering from emotional shock after witnessing one of the shootings.

It’s unclear if anyone was killed during either of the incidents.

Reports from the scene indicate that one of the patients may have been in a moving car when struck by gunfire. This would be the third shooting incident in two days involving a moving car.

On Wednesday a 26-year-old Newark crashed into a building after being shot and killed in Wilmington

Car Crashes Into Building After Newark Woman Shot Dead

Just hours later, early Thursday morning, County Police found two people shot to death in a car on Kiamensi Road in Wilmington.

Woman Killed In Double Homicide On Kiamensi Road Was 7 Months Pregnant