Woman charged in shooting death of DSU student, 19

- Police in New Castle, Delaware have arrested and charged a woman in the death of a 19-year-old Delaware State University student.

Cheryl Jennings, 46, of New Castle, has been charged with first degree murder in the July shooting death of Malcolm Evans.

Back on July 9th, around 4:00 a.m., Delaware State Police responded to a call of a one car accident involving Evans and his vehicle. Their investigation led to them to the scene of a shooting that occurred at on the unit block of Baywatch road.

Police say Evans was leaving his house to go to work, when a single gunshot was fired into his car, and struck him in the upper body. He lost control of his vehicle and crashed.

Evans was transported to Christiana Medical Center where he died from his wounds the next afternoon.

Jennings was arrested Wednesday, and has been charged with first-degree murder, firearm possession during commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a person prohibited due to past felony conviction.

She was arraigned and held without bail.

“Malcolm Evans was truly an innocent victim, a young man who lived with his parents and brother, went to college, worked a job and dreamed of becoming a doctor,” said County Executive Thomas P. Gordon. “His death is a loss to all of us and we continue to share his family’s grief.”

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