UPDATED: Arrest Made by Delaware State Police in Laurel Homicide Case from September, 2023

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UPDATED2/14/24-10 PM

Delaware State Police have arrested 19-year-old Azzure Horsey of Laurel for the murder of 26-year-old Taylor German that happened on September 10th, 2023. Horsey faces numerous charges and is being held at the Sussex Correctional Institution on $3,260,000 cash bond.

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Additional Information from Delaware State Police:

Through investigative means, the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit identified Azzure Horsey as the suspect, and he was indicted by a Sussex County Grand Jury on February 13, 2024. On Wednesday, February 14, 2024, detectives took Horsey into custody without incident, and he was transported to Troop 4 where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Murder First Degree (Felony)
  • Attempted Murder (Felony) – 2 counts
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony) – 5 counts
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Felony) – 2 counts
  • Conspiracy First Degree (Felony)
  • Assault Second Degree (Felony)
  • Reckless Endangering First Degree (Felony)

Horsey was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $3,260,000 cash bond.

The Homicide Unit is actively investigating this incident. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective A. Bluto by calling 302-741-2859 or by emailing alan.bluto@delaware.gov. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

UPDATED9/12/23-7 PM

Delaware State Police have identified the 26-year-old Laurel woman–Taylor German– who was the victim of the homicide that happened in Laurel on September 10th. The Homicide Unit is still actively investigating this incident. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective A. Bluto by calling (302) 741-2859. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

UPDATED – 09/11/23 3:55pm – Laurel Police have reopened all roads that were closed overnight after a shooting incident that left one person dead and have turned the investigation over to the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit. State Police located a 26 year old Laurel woman seated inside a vehicle with gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene. A second victim – a 41 year old man from Millsboro was also shot – and taken to a nearby hospital for life-threatening injuries. According to a preliminary investigation, an unidentified suspect or suspects fired multiple rounds into a vehicle occupied by the two victims and a third person at the entrance to the Little Creek Apartments. The victims drove to West Sixth Street, contacted Laurel Police and received medical attention. The investigation is continuing and police are ask anyone with information to contact Detective Bluto at 302-741-2859 or Crime Stoppers at 800-847-3333.

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UPDATED – 09/11/23 – 10am – Laurel Police have reopened all roads that were closed overnight after a shooting incident that left one person dead. Laurel Police report the second victim is in critical condition. The investigation has been turned over to the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit. Police are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-847-3333 or Laurel Police at 302-875-2244.

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ORIGINAL STORY – 09/11/23 – 2:15am – Police are investigating a double shooting in Laurel Sunday evening that left a woman dead and a man shot in the face.

It was reported just before 9:40 p.m. in the area of West 6th Street off West Street in downtown Laurel.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and the man was taken to a hospital with serious injuries to his face.

No suspect info or motive have been released as of yet.

This story will be updated. Please stay with WGMD and WGMD.com for further details.


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