The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is currently conducting a criminal investigation in the Felton area that began Monday morning.
On February 27, 2023 at approximately 12:30 a.m., troopers responded to the intersection of Hopkins Cemetery Road and Marshyhope Road for a report of a subject lying in a ditch near the roadway. Troopers arrived on-scene and discovered Joshua Riley, 35, of Houston, Delaware with a gunshot wound to the upper extremity. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Further investigation determined the victim’s vehicle broke down in the area and he utilized a nearby resident’s phone to call for assistance. After returning to his vehicle, a subsequent confrontation occurred, and the victim was shot.
The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating this incident. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective A. Bluto by calling 302-741-2859. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.
Source: Delaware State Police Newsroom