Police ID man shot, killed in New Castle TGI Friday's parking lot

- New Castle City Police are investigating a shooting that happened in the parking lot of a TGI Friday’s in New Castle Monday evening.

The incident occurred at the restaurant located on the 100 block of North DuPont Highway at 6:58 p.m.

New Castle City Police, New Castle County Police, and the Delaware State Police were called to the scene after reports of a shooting.

Authorities found a male victim in the parking lot who appeared to have suffered several gunshot wounds. He was pronounced at the scene. Police identified the victim as Eric Pearson, 48, of the Philadelphia area.  

Police are now searching for any witness and/or suspect information.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is being asked to contact the New Castle City Police Department at (302) 322-9800.  Tipsters may also call Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333

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