Murder Investigation

A man was killed just before the New Year in the Bear-area.

New Castle County Police were called to the Village of Canterbury Apartments for reports of a traffic accident at Taylor Drive and Emerson Place at 11:12 p.m. on December 31, 2019. 

There, they said they found 26-year-old Jahlil Patton laying outside a vehicle, suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body.

Patton was transported to the hospital, where police said, he later died.

Police said they believe Patton was shot while in the vehicle and then drove to the location before succumbing to his wounds.  

The investigation remains ongoing.

The New Castle County Division of Police, Criminal Investigation Unit is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to please contact Det. Michael McNasby at 302.395.8110 or Michael.McNasby@newcastlede.gov. Tipsters can also call Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1.888.TIP.3333.