20-Year-Old man found on side of roadway with an apparent gunshot wound

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Delaware State Police are investigating a homicide after a man was found dead on the side of a road with an apparent gunshot wound Saturday night.

BLADES (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: The Delaware state Police criminal investigations unit is conducting a homicide investigation Saturday night after troopers found a 20-Year-Old man lying on the side of a roadway with an apparent gunshot wound.

Police say troopers were dispatched to the area of E. 4th street in Blades around 10:50 p.m. for a shots fired complaint.

According to police, During the investigation, troopers discovered a 20-year-old male lying on the side of the roadway with an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. 

His name was not released because his next of kin had not yet been notified which is a common practice of law enforcement agencies around the country.

This case remains an active and ongoing investigation being conducted by the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit. Anyone with information should contact Detective M. Ryde by calling 302-741-2730. 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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