NEW CASTLE, DELAWARE (1/29/2016) The death of a man in the Mallard Pointe commnunity near New Castle has been ruled a homicide, New Castle County police said.
The victim was identified as 47-year-old Shawn Spence of the 500 block of N. DuPont Highway near New Castle.
Spence’s body was found about 10 p.m. Thursday on the first floor of a home in the 900 block of Eider Court, where officers had been sent to check on the welfare of the man.
Cpl. Tom Jackson, a police spokesman, said Spence “had suffered significant physical injury.”
New Castle County paramedics pronounced Spence dead at the scene.
Jackson said police are looking for a person of interest, 52-year-old Gregory Parker, who lived in the home where the incident occurred. He is described as a bald African-American male, with brown eyes, 6-feet-8 and about 225 pounds.
Anyone with information on the homicide or Gregory’s location is asked to call police at 302-395-8110 or 302-573-2800.