Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigate Shooting – Bridgeville – Update

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Presented by the Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Robert W Colmery

Bridgeville, De – Delaware State Police Homicide Unit continues to investigate a shooting incident which resulted in the death of a 19 year old Bridgeville man that occurred yesterday morning.

The investigation began at approximately 2:33 a.m., on Thursday August 24, 2017, after Troopers were called to respond to Apple Tree Road south of Oak Road, Bridgeville, for the report of a male with a gunshot wound.  Upon their arrival Troopers made contact with a 35 year old Georgetown man who was suffering from gunshot wounds to his upper body, lying outside of a white vehicle which was parked on Apple Tree Road.  Troopers also discovered a deceased male subject, later identified as Tyron Lake, 19, of Bridgeville, seated in a second car which was also parked on Apple Tree Road, north of the white vehicle.

The 35 year old subject was treated at the scene by Sussex County Paramedics.  He was then transported by EMS to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and later flown to the Christiana Hospital where he was admitted for his serious injuries.

Tyron Lake’s body was removed from the scene by the Division of Forensic Sciences where an autopsy has determined the death to be a Homicide by a gunshot wound to the lower torso.

The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit in continuing their investigation.  Anyone who may have any information in reference to this incident is asked to contact Detective D. Grassi at 302-365-8441.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com and select submit a tip.

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 debra.reed@state.de.us

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