The man's name has not been released by Delaware State Police.

Homicide detectives with the Delaware State Police are investigating a killing that took place late Thursday.

Division spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said Harrington police went to the apartment complex in the 8700 block of Park Brown Road at about 11:40 p.m. Feb. 14. There, they found the victim, a 24-year-old man from Absecon, N.J., suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso. The man, who was found at the base of a set of interior stairs, was taken to the Bayhealth Hospital Sussex Complex, where he was pronounced dead.

Harrington police have turned the case over to the DSP’s homicide unit to complete the investigation, Jaffe said.

As of yet, detectives have not identified a suspect, she added.

Anyone who may have information about this homicide is asked to contact Sgt. Yeich at 302-739-2459.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at