Autopsy: Man found dead on city street Sunday night was shot

An autopsy was performed, and on Monday June 7, 2021, police said the results of that autopsy determined that the victim suffered a gunshot wound.

WILMINGTON (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: Wilmington Police Detectives are investigating a death after a concerned citizen called police and reported a deceased body on a city sidewalk.

Police say officers responded to the 1200 block of West third street just before 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning where they located an injured 42-year-old male who was pronounced dead at the scene.

At the time, investigators said they were working to determine the nature of the injuries suffered by the victim. An autopsy was performed, and on Monday June 7, 2021, police said the results of the autopsy determined that the victim suffered a gunshot wound.

Police identified the victim as Ronald Wright.

This incident remains under investigation and further details will be released when possible.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Joseph Wicks at (302) 576-3654.

You can also provide information to Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or delawarecrimestoppers.org.

The Wilmington Police Department Victim Services Unit is available to provide support, information and referrals to those who are victims of crime, and can be reached at (302) 576-3622. Additionally, the WPD Youth Response Unit is available to provide free counseling and services to children and their families who have been exposed to potentially traumatizing events, and can be reached at (302) 576-3183.

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