UPDATED: Stabbings, Shooting Death Under Investigation In Kent Co.


UPDATED – 5/28/21 – 4:30pm – The Delaware State Police are releasing the name of the individual that was shot and killed Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at a residence in the 700 block of Proctors Purchase Road as 37-year-old John H. Carter III of Ridgely, Maryland. Delaware State Police also tell WGMD that the two victims admitted with life-threatening stab wounds remain hospitalized.

This incident remains an active and ongoing investigation conducted by the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit. Anyone with information regarding this case should contact Sergeant S. Yeich by calling 302-741-2703. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333


Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting death in western Kent County and the stabbings of several people.

An investigation determined that a group of people were at a home on Proctors Purchase Road watching TV and playing video games late Tuesday night. Early Wednesday morning, police said a 37-year-old Ridgely, Maryland man flew into a rage and started attacking other people with a knife.

One of the stab victims retrieved a shotgun and shot the man with the knife in the leg. The man who was shot was taken to a hospital and later died.

Two Hartly men have life-threatening stab wounds, and two other men from Maryland were being treated for injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

State Police said the investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to contact police at 302-741-2703 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.