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New Castle County Police investigate homicide in west Newark


Editor's note: This article was updated at 12:01 p.m., Nov. 13, 2012.

9:41 a.m., Nov. 13, 2012--New Castle County Police are investigating the death of a 20-year-old man that occurred Monday, Nov. 12, in the Studio Green West Apartment complex in Newark. Police have identified the victim as Peter Disabatino, who lived in the apartment and who was a student in the University of Delaware Associate in Arts Program in Wilmington.

At 9:23 p.m., County Police, paramedics and ambulance personnel from the Aetna Fire Company responded to the 200 block of Thorn Lane for a subject who had been shot. When emergency personnel arrived, they observed an unresponsive man with an apparent gunshot wound to his upper body. He was tended by paramedics, taken by ambulance to Christiana Hospital and later pronounced dead. 

Multiple units responded to the scene and immediately set up a perimeter and began canvassing the surrounding area in an attempt to gather information and locate possible suspects. A canine team also responded to assist, but they were unsuccessful.

Suspects are described at two black men, one of whom was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and the other a black hooded sweatshirt. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact New Castle County Police at 302-395-8110. Tips also can be texted to 847411; begin the message with NCCPD and then type the message.  

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