Police identify Bridgeville homicide victim, name suspect

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The Delaware State Police are releasing the name of the male subject that died as a result of a shooting northwest of Bridgeville on January 25, 2018 as Tavyon M. Sykes, 18 of Greenwood

BRIDGEVILLE (DE): The Delaware State Police are releasing the name of the male subject that died as a result of a shooting northwest of Bridgeville on January 25, 2018 as Tavyon M. Sykes, 18 of Greenwood.

Police say, an 18-year-old male from Greenwood had been shot and succumb to his injuries after being dropped off by a private vehicle at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital.

The shooting was reported to have occurred at the intersection of Newton Road and Adams Road, Bridgeville. Newton Road at the intersection of Adams Road was closed for approximately one hour while Troopers secured and investigated the scene.

According to police spokeswoman, Melissa Jaffe, a preliminary investigation has revealed that around 1:41 p.m. Thursday, State Police were notified that a victim had arrived at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. When Troopers arrival at the hospital, they were informed that an 18-year-old male victim of Greenwood had been shot and succumb to his injuries.

On Friday, Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for suspect Jared C. Mitchell, 31 of Greenwood for Murder 1st degree, two counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Reckless Endangering, and two counts Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited.

If anyone has any information in reference to this investigation or Mitchell’s whereabouts, they are asked to contact the Detective J. King at 302-741-2821. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

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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