Delaware State Police are currently investigating a homicide that occurred early this morning in Ocean View.
According to the Delaware State Police Department, the incident occurred around 4:21 a.m., Thursday in the 30000 block of Bethany Crest when troopers were called to the area for reports of a shooting.
Police arrived and discovered that a 55-year-old woman was shot and that a male suspect had fled the scene in a vehicle.
Shortly thereafter, a description of the suspect and the vehicle was broadcast to all state police agencies as well as surrounding Maryland law enforcement. Within ten minutes, a deputy with the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office located the vehicle driving erratically on Route 50 headed westbound in the area of Tilghman Road.
Police continued to follow the truck to a home in Hebron where the suspect was taken into custody without incident by the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police.
The 40-year-old male suspect from Hebron, Maryland is currently in custody at the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office where he is awaiting charges.
The 55-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene. She will be transported to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science were an autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause and manner of death. Her name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The case remains an active and ongoing investigation.