Murder USA: Nicholas Riley identified as shooting victim in Newark

Death Investigation Ruled a Homicide

New Castle County Police
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The New Castle County, Criminal Investigations Unit has learned the identity of the victim found deceased in a silver Nissan Altima located in the unit block of Lowry Drive.

(Wilmington, Del.) Detectives have identified the victim found deceased on Saturday (12/20) as Nicholas Riley, 30, of the 100 block of Darlings Street in Newark. He died as a result of an apparent gunshot wound. The second victim, who was transported to the Christiana Hospital remains in critical condition at this time.

Officers are currently searching for a white 2006 Toyota Avalon with Delaware registration 180795. Anyone with information pertaining to the silver Nissan Altima found on Saturday to please contact the police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Castle County Criminal Investigations Unit at 395-2781 (Attention: Detective Brian Shahan). Citizens can also visit our website at The public may also provide a text tip at: 847411 (TIP411), begin your message with NCCPD and then type your message. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department. Citizens who currently have the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit. The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all IPhone and Android smartphones.

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