Frankford- Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is investigating a shooting incident that took place Tuesday afternoon in the town limits of Frankford, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper.
Pepper said at approximately 3:35 p.m., Frankford Police Department and Delaware State Troopers were dispatched to Honolulu Road in the area of Kauffman Lane for a reported shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered a 33-year-old male victim sitting in the driver’s seat of a gray 2012 Volkswagen CC with a gunshot wound. After the victim was shot, he attempted to drive away from the scene, lost control of the vehicle, and crashed into the front of a residence located at Honolulu Road.
The 33-year-old male victim of Lincoln, DE, was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance, where he was pronounced deceased. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.
Honolulu Road at Kauffman Lane was closed for approximately 5 hours as this incident was investigated.
The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit, at the request of the Frankford Police Department, continues to investigate this case as it remains active and ongoing. Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information regarding this incident should contact Detective Brian McDerby by calling 302-834-2620.