Cold Case Cops Seek New Clues In Double Homicide

On Monday, January 12th, 2015, at approximately 7:18 pm, patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the Vinings at Christiana Apartments in Newark, in reference to a shooting that had just occurred. When the officers arrived, they located two victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Both victims died as a result of their injuries.

The first victim was identified as 20-year-old, La’Hmeer Carter who was found in the area of 900 Vinings Way. The second victim was identified as 32-year-old, Brian Eller who was found in the area of 700 Vinings Way.

A standing, cash reward is offered in exchange for information deemed to benefit the investigation or lead to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for committing the crime.

Any information could potentially be used to bring criminals to justice and provide peace for the families who have lost their loved ones.

The victims and families of our unsolved homicides are not forgotten and there are ongoing efforts by the New Castle County Division of Police and the Criminal Investigation Unit Cold Case Squad, to bring about a resolution to each and every case. In an effort to refresh the community’s recollection and investigate every possible lead we will be posting again the information pertaining to each open case.

Citizens can submit a tip via our website at,or (IM) on the New Castle County Division of Police Facebook page. Citizens can also submit a tip anonymously by text. Send a text to 847411 with NCCDE in the text field and your tip. You can also submit a tip via our website at may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook (IM) at New Castle County Police.

Additionally, if you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a violent crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the New Castle County Division of Police Victim Services Unit is available to offer you support and resources through (302)-395-8000.

Source: NCCPD