Delaware State student shot to death in Bear

Police said Malcolm Evans was driving a 1995 black BMW 325i when he was shot on Saturday. (Submitted photo/New Castle County Police Department)

Police said Malcolm Evans was driving a 1995 black BMW 325i when he was shot on Saturday. (Submitted photo/New Castle County Police Department)

BEAR — Police are investigating the shooting death of a 19-year-old Delaware State University student while he drove to work early Saturday.

Malcolm Evans, of the 600 block of Country Path Drive in the Rutledge neighborhood, was shot once in the upper body and died from his injuries at 2:14 p.m. Sunday at Christiana Medical Center, New Castle County Police said.

Delaware State Police were initially called to the scene at 4 a.m. to investigate a single-vehicle accident at the entrance to Rutledge and found evidence consistent with a shooting in the unit block of Baywatch Road.

Malcolm Evans

Malcolm Evans

New Castle County Police were then called to the scene at approximately 5 a.m. as it was determined that the incident occurred in Rutledge.

During the course of the investigation, police said, detectives learned Mr. Evans lost control of the vehicle after he was shot and it crashed. A witness observed several males in the immediate area, but they fled prior to emergency personnel arriving.

The New Castle County Police’s Criminal Investigation Unit is attempting to establish a timeline of events as well as gather any information that would lead to the arrest of a suspect(s). They are asking anyone with surveillance equipment or information to call detectives at 573-2800 or at www.nccpd.com.

Tipsters may also call Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit Facebook at New Castle County Police Department.

Tips submitted through Delaware Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a reward up to $10,000. Rewards are offered for crimes of violence such as this through Delaware Crime Stoppers.

Citizens who have the smartphone application can use the “submit tip” tab to submit information. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit. The New Castle County Police smartphone application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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