NEW CASTLE, DE (DNTV): The New Castle County Division of Police has arrested 37-year-old Allan Henderson Jr. of Delaware City for the murder of his father, Allan Henderson Sr. (65).
On Tuesday, January 24, 2023, officers responded to the unit block of Verdi Circle (Christiana Falls Community) in reference to a welfare check. When officers arrived at the scene, they contacted an adult male at the front door. The subject then ran away but was later detained following a foot pursuit by responding officers. The subject was identified as Allan Henderson Jr. (37).
Officers then responded inside the residence at which time Allan Henderson Sr. was located deceased due to multiple lacerations and significant trauma. Allan Henderson Jr. was then transported to New Castle County Police Headquarters.
Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Unit arrived at the scene and assumed the investigation. Following further investigation, Henderson was later charged with one felony count of murder in the first degree, one count of possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, and one misdemeanor count of resisting arrest. Henderson was arraigned by the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and bail was set at $1,060,000.00 cash. Henderson was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution.
“Our hearts go out to the victim and his family as they struggle to cope with this tragic incident,” stated Colonel Joseph Bloch, Chief of Police. “I am grateful that our officers were able to safely take the suspect into custody so quickly and without incident.”
If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to sudden death and need assistance, the New Castle County Division of Police Victim Services Unit is available to offer you support and resources through (302)-395-8000.