Police ID 15-year-old girl fatally shot inside New Castle County apartment

Police are investigating after a teenage girl was shot and killed inside a New Castle County apartment on Saturday.

The incident occurred just before 10 p.m. on the unit block of Bennett Court in Newport.

Responding officers found 15-year-old Emoni Rivers-Boyd suffering from a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

“It was just a sad tragedy. I’ve been up all night, haven’t slept yet, just thinking about it. It’s sad, real sad,” neighbor Ismael Rivera said.

Police are searching for a suspect after a 15-year-old girl was shot and killed inside a Delaware apartment.


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Police are still searching for the suspect.

“When I read it online that she was 15 years old and I see where they took her out, I just shed tears because I know what her family is going through,” Rivera added.

No further information has been released at this time. This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det, M. Csapo at 302-741-2729. Information may also be provided online or by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center offers support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1.


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