Bear man stabbed in Boxwood dies of wounds; 2 arrested

Police investigate stabbing in Boxwood. (Photo: Delaware Free News)
Police investigate stabbing in Boxwood. (Photo: Delaware Free News)

ELSMERE, DELAWARE (1/21/2016) A 19-year-old Bear man who was stabbed Saturday night in the Boxwood area near Elsmere has died of his wounds, New Castle County police reported today. Police said they have two people in connection with the incident.

Everardo Martinez died Tuesday evening at Christiana Hospital in Stanton.

“Detectives have determined that the parties involved agreed to meet on Read Avenue. During that interaction, an altercation occurred and the victim was stabbed in the lower torso,” Cpl. Tom Jackson said.

While he said two arrests were made within 24 hours of the stabbing, the names of the suspects have not been released as police are continuing their investigation.

Jackson asked anyone with information to contact Detective H. Garcia at 302-395-8110 or Information also may be given to police at 302-573-2800.

Tips also may be submitted anonymously through Delaware Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards, at 800-847-3333 or

Man stabbed in Boxwood in critical condition