New Castle County Police are actively investigating an apparent double Homicide that occurred in the community of the Belvedere, according to M/Cpl. Michel Eckerd.
Eckerd said on June 17 at 1:27 am, officers from the New Castle County Police were dispatched to a shooting which had occurred on the unit block of Lloyd Street. When the units arrived, they discovered one injured 15-year-old female victim inside of a vehicle. A 35-year-old victim was located a short distance away. Both of the subjects had apparent gunshot wounds and were later pronounced deceased by New Castle County Paramedics.
The New Castle County Police have identified the victims as 15-year-old Doris E. Dorsey and 35-year–old Vincent DiMenco.
Detectives from the New Castle County Police Homicide Squad have also confirmed that Doris E. Dorsey was the homeowner’s daughter and Vincent DiMenco was a friend and coworker of Doris’ father.
Doris, a recent graduate of Stanton Middle School student, was seated in a vehicle in the driveway and Vincent was seated in the front yard talking with Doris’ father. Then an unknown subject walked up to the residence and started shooting, said Eckerd. Doris’ father was able to run away. However, Doris and Vincent were both shot and killed. The subject then ran off in an unknown direction.
Detectives also discovered that Doris was in the area of North Market Street with friends during the day and evening hours. She had come home to celebrate her father’s birthday.
Detectives do not believe that this homicide is related to any other incidents in the area.
Detectives are asking for anyone who was in contact with Doris or Vincent on Saturday to contact Det. E. Reid at 302-395-8110 or by e-mail at EJReid @nccde.org or by calling New Castle County Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800. Citizens with information are also encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department.
A reward of up to $10,000.00 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.
Prices Corner-Area – Just after 1:30 this morning, rescue crews from the Belvedere Fire Company, along with New Castle County Paramedics and New Castle County Police responded to the unit block of Lloyd Street, near the intersection of Route 141 and Boxwood Road for reports of a shooting.
Initial reports indicate that County Police are investigating an incident where at least two people have been shot.
Police have yet to confirm early reports that at least two people were killed during the incident.
Police and DelDOT crews currently have the area blocked off. All traffic on Newport Gap Pike is being diverted away from the scene.