Update: Homicide-Suicide In Clayton Leaves 3 Dead



Delaware State Police have determined that a shooting incident that left three people dead in Clayton, Kent County was a homicide – suicide.

Police say an investigation determined that 45-year-old Raymond Bell and 39-year-old Heather Truitt were found dead inside a home Sunday of apparent gunshot wounds. Raymond Bell has been identified as the gunman.

Troopers responded to reported gunshots and discovered 48-year-old Russell Bell outside with a gunshot wound. Russell Bell was taken to a hospital where he later died.

State Police say a motive for the fatal shootings has not been established.

Original story:

Three people are dead in a shooting incident in Clayton, Kent County.

According to Delaware State Police, troopers were dispatched to a home on Hopewell Drive Sunday afternoon about a person who was shot. Police also learned the shooter was possibly still in the house with another person.

One of two people who were found outside the home had suffered apparent gunshot wounds to an ‘upper extremity.’ The male victim was taken to a hospital and later died.

Members of the Special Operations Team and Conflict Management Team tried to communicate with the suspect. After getting no answer, they entered the home and two people were found dead inside with apparent gunshot wounds.

Police said an investigation into the incident continues. Residents within a one-mile radius received robo-calls about the police activity.

Police also said there did not appear to be any threat to the public and no other suspects are involved with the incident.

Anyone with information that could be helpful to the investigation is asked to contact Delaware State Police at 302-365-8441.