Frankford Police searching for clues after man found shot dead in a car

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Delaware State Police and the Frankford Police Department are investigating a homicide after a man they say ran off the road after being shot and struck a home.

FRANKFORD (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: A 33-Year-Old man is dead and police are searching for clues – and a suspect after officers found him dead in a car with a gunshot wound.

Police say the investigation got underway on Tuesday around 3:35 p.m. when Frankford Police Department and Delaware State Troopers were dispatched to Honolulu Road in the area of Kauffman Lane for a reported shooting.

When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered a 33-year-old male victim sitting in the driver’s seat of a gray 2012 Volkswagen CC with a gunshot wound., Said Delaware State Police spokeswoman Heather pepper.

According to police, after the victim was shot, he attempted to drive away from the scene, lost control of the vehicle, and crashed into the front of a residence located at Honolulu Road.

The 33-year-old male victim of Lincoln, DE, was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance, where he was pronounced deceased. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.

Honolulu Road at Kauffman Lane was closed for approximately 5 hours as this incident was investigated. 

The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit, at the request of the Frankford Police Department, continues to investigate this case as it remains active and ongoing. Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information regarding this incident should contact Detective Brian McDerby by calling 302-834-2620. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://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. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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