UPDATE #2 – Added Murder Charge – June, 2021 Shooting on Ethan Allen Court

This case has remained under investigation by Newark Police detectives since its occurrence on June 8, 2021.

After completion of the investigation and consultation with the Delaware Department of Justice, the case was submitted to a New Castle County Grand Jury.

On March 28, 2022, the Grand Jury returned an indictment against Desmond Elliott charging him with the following offenses:

  • Murder First Degree
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (2 counts)
  • Receiving a Stolen Firearm

Desmond has remained incarcerated in a Delaware prison since his initial arrest in June, 2021.

Update #1
Original Release

Desmond Elliott