Delaware State Police

Detectives Conducting Homicide Investigation – Alder Park Apartments


Alder Park Apartments

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Dover – The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is conducting an investigation into the shooting death of a 44-year-old man.

The incident occurred around 2:35 a.m. this morning, Wednesday May 3, 2017, after numerous 9-1-1 calls were placed advising of a subject shot inside “B” building located within Alder Park Apartments (51 Webbs Lane).  Troopers, Dover Police, and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and located a 44-year-old man inside his apartment unresponsive and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  He was pronounced dead at the scene by Kent County Paramedics and his name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Homicide Detectives are continuing their investigation by conducting interviews and collecting evidence at the scene to determine the circumstances surrounding this incident.  Additional information and investigative details will be disseminated as soon as it becomes available and the investigation progresses.  No suspects have been identified.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact the Detective M. Ryde at 302-698-8557. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at

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