UPDATE: Homicide investigation underway in Felton


2/28 UPDATE: Delaware State Police have identified the victim in this homicide as 35-year-old Joshua Riley.

The incident remains under investigation.


FELTON, Del. – Delaware State Police are investigating a homicide in the Felton area.

At around 12:30 a.m. Monday, troopers responded to the intersection of Hopkins Cemetery Road and Marshyhope Road for a report of a subject lying in a ditch near the roadway. When troopers arrived at the scene, they found a 35-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper extremity. The victim was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. Identification of the victim is pending notification of next of kin.

Further investigation revealed that the subject’s vehicle broke down in the area and he used a nearby resident’s phone to call for help. After he returned to his vehicle, a confrontation took place, and the victim was shot.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to contact Detective A. Bluto at 302-742-2859 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

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