On January 23, 2015, 17-year-old Jordan Ellerbe was standing on the porch of a home in the 200 block of North Broom Street with several of his friends. At approximately 6:43 p.m., a vehicle occupied by unknown persons stopped in front of the home and shots were fired from the vehicle towards those standing on the porch. As the gunshots were fired, everyone started running. Jordan Ellerbe was shot and died from his wounds. Two others suffered nonfatal gunshot wounds.
The Wilmington Police Department’s Cold Case Unit is part of the department’s Criminal Investigations Division and includes cold case investigators. The Unit typically handles cases that have remained unsolved after a year, and after all investigative leads have been exhausted by the primary investigator. Members of the Cold Case Unit work tirelessly to pursue new leads in these cases, and to deliver justice on behalf of those who have been affected by crime.
If you have any information about this cold case, please contact the Wilmington Police Department’s Cold Case Unit at (302) 576-3937 or contact Investigator Steven Rizzo, who can be reached at Steven.Rizzo@CJ.State.de.us.
You can also provide information to Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or delawarecrimestoppers.org. Delaware Crime Stoppers program is a non-profit organization led by dedicated citizens against crime. No police will come to your home – it’s completely anonymous and best of all, Delaware Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards if your tip leads to an arrest.
Any information could potentially be used to bring criminals to justice and provide peace for the families who have lost their loved one.