Newark man shot dead after altercation

NEWARK, DE – On June 8, 2021, at about 0054 hours, Newark Police were dispatched to a residence in the unit block of Ethan Allen Court for a report of a disturbance.  While officers were en route, a second call was received reporting a shooting at the same residence.

Upon arrival, officers located a male in the residence suffering from a gunshot wound.  This male was pronounced dead at the scene.  A second male at the residence was found to be suffering from a gunshot wound to the hand.  Officers rendered medical aid to this male and he was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his injury.  He is in stable condition.

This incident is believed to be an altercation between people known to each other within the residence and there is no known threat to the community.  This investigation is in its early stages and further information will be released when available.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. A. Whitt at (302) 366-7100 x. 3483 or awhitt@newark.de.us.  Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.

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