Delaware State Police Homicide Unit has identified the man who was shot and killed this morning in the 500 block of Dogtown Road
The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit has identified the man who was shot and killed this morning in a home in the 500 block of Dogtown Road west of Townsend.
The victim was Joshua James, 28, of Townsend, police said.
At about 3:42 a.m., State Police were called to the home for a report of a shooting.
Police learned that two armed suspects had entered the home and confronted two male residents. During a struggle, James was shot. Both suspects then fled in an unknown direction.
Emergency medical personnel performed lifesaving efforts on James, but he was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. His body will be turned over to the Division of Forensic Sciences where an autopsy will be performed.
The second male victim suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene. Police did not release his name.
Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call Detective Mark Csapo at 302-698-8420 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or send a tip at www.tipsubmit.com or by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."