Police Arrest Two In Wilton Homicide Case

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police have apprehended two male juvenile suspects in connection to the recent homicide that occurred in the community of Wilton in the area of Ashley Drive in New Castle.

On November 17, 2020 and November 20,2020, Officers and Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police apprehended both juveniles without incident.

One juvenile is held in lieu of $1,040,000 cash bail.

The second juvenile was released with $21,000 unsecured bail.

Yet another senseless killing of a young man and sadly committed by juveniles who have altered their course of life.  I am grateful that our detectives worked tirelessly to solve this sad case and provide much needed answers to the victim’s family.” said New Castle County Police Chief Colonel Vaughn Bond Jr.

This an active and on-going investigation, detectives from New Castle County Police are searching for additional suspects. The New Castle County Division of Police is asking anyone with video surveillance within that time frame or information regarding this incident to please contact Detective Jennifer Escheman at (302) 395-8110 or Jennifer.Escheman@newcastlede.gov.

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Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police are investigating another homicide in a Bear-area neighborhood.

Yesterday, (November 15, 2020) at approximately 3:45 P.M., Officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were notified that a male suffering from a gunshot wound had been transported to a local hospital via private vehicle. Although life-saving efforts were provided, the victim succumbed to his wounds.

Officers were able to ascertain that the incident occurred in the community of Wilton, in the area of Ashley Drive.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrived on scene and have assumed the investigation. This is an active and ongoing investigation.

On Saturday at approximately 4:00 P.M., Officers responded to the area of Estates Drive and Conlin Court, just blocks from yesterday’s shooting, for a report of shots fired. Officials said upon arrival, officers discovered one male gunshot victim, however, they did not release his age. Despite life-saving efforts by officers and New Castle County Paramedics on scene, the victim was pronounced deceased at an area hospital.

Officials said Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Unit, Homicide Squad have assumed the investigation.

In recent weeks police have responded to several shootings in the same general area.

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