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*Suspect in Custody* Delaware State Police Detectives Investigating Homicide in Millsboro

Delaware State Police have identified 19-year-old Malachi Waters of Millsboro, Delaware, as the suspect involved in a homicide that occurred yesterday morning in Millsboro that left one man dead. Waters was taken into custody in Maryland shortly after the incident. 

On June 4, 2024, at approximately 10:47 a.m., Millsboro Police Department and Delaware State Police responded to a shooting on Saint Thomas Boulevard in the town limits of Millsboro. When officers arrived, they found a 26-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound and began life-saving efforts. The victim was taken to an area hospital where he died. His name is being withheld until his family is notified.

Due to the nature of the investigation, the Millsboro Police Department requested that the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit assume the investigation. A preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect, identified as Malachi Waters, approached the victim with a gun and started shooting, hitting the victim. After shots were fired, Waters fled the scene in a car.

A short time later, detectives saw the suspect’s car and with the assistance Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team, troopers stopped the car in Delmar near the Delaware-Maryland line where the suspect fled, and was quickly apprehended in Delmar, Maryland.

Upon extradition to Delaware, he will be charged with the following crimes:

The Homicide Unit is still actively investigating this incident. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Sergeant S. Yeich by calling 302-741-2703. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit / Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at

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