Troopers Identify Glasgow Pizza Shop Owner Stabbed To Death Sunday

Delaware State Police have identified Ramon Trinidad-Perez, 41, of Middletown, as the victim of a homicide that occurred at La Piazza Di Caruso located at 830 Peoples Plaza in Newark, Delaware.

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Delaware State Police arrested Erik Hilton22, of Bear, DE, for murder after a stabbing incident at a Newark area pizzeria that occurred Saturday.

On November 13, 2022, at approximately 6:10 p.m., troopers responded to La Piazza Di Caruso located at 830 Peoples Plaza, Newark, DE, for a report of an assault. Upon arrival, troopers located a 41-year-old male victim of Middletown, inside the store with multiple stab wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.

Further investigation determined the suspect entered the business and confronted the victim/owner of the store. The suspect stabbed the victim multiple times and fled the scene on foot according to police. The suspect was located a short period later receiving medical treatment at an area medical center for an injury sustained during the attack.

The suspect identified as Erik Hilton was taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 2 where he was charged with Murder First Degree (Felony) and Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (Felony). He was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #11 and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $1,060,000.00 cash bond.

Court records show that Hilton was out on Pretrial Supervision at the time of last night’s incident

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The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is investigating this incident. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective D. Grassi by calling 302-365-8441.

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