Wilmington murder suspect arrested near Newark

Tyler Carter (Photo: Wilmington Police Department)
Tyler Carter (Photo: Wilmington Police Department)

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE (8/12/2015) U.S. Marshals arrested a suspect near Newark today in the slaying of 25-year-old Latrice Blackshear in Wilmington.

Tyler Carter, 21, of New Castle, was taken into custody about 1 p.m. without incident at the Oak Tree Apartments off Otts Chapel Road, Wilmington police said.

He is charged with the shooting of Blackshear, as well as her 4-year-old daughter and a 51-year-old woman who were both hospitalized.

Arrest warrants charge Carter with:

  • Murder 1st Degree During the Commission of a Felony
  • Murder 1st Degree
  • Robbery 1st Degree
  • Assault 1st Degree,
  • 4 counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony

The investigation is continuing and police asked anyone with information to call Detective Thomas Curley at 302-576-3625.’

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