Kirkwood Street Homicide Ruled Act of Self Defense

Incident #: 50-14-22395  Date/Time: August 24th, 2014 at 4:16PM

Location: South Kirkwood Street, Dover, DE

Narrative:
The Dover Police Department has ruled Sunday afternoons homicide that occurred on South Kirkwood Street an act of self-defense.  The incident took place at approximately 4:16PM, when 33-year-old Yusif Lamb, of Montclair, New Jersey died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.  Within hours of the shooting, detectives developed Shamarr Willingham (32) as being involved in the shooting death of Lamb, and originally obtained warrants for Willingham for Reckless Endangering 1st Degree and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.  The investigation revealed that Lamb had intentions of confronting Willingham in regards to a dispute involving a woman who Lamb previously had a relationship with.  Lamb made physically-threatening statements to Willingham in person and on social media leading up to Sunday’s shooting.  Lamb was driven to Willingham’s residence on South Kirkwood Street in the red Jeep Commander previously released by police as a suspect vehicle along with at least one other vehicle.  Lamb, along with several other people, exited the vehicles that arrived.  Willingham, who was in front of his residence, was confronted by Lamb and the other suspects.  Lamb and Willingham exchanged words briefly at which time Lamb pointed a handgun at Willingham.  Willingham, fearing for his life, used a handgun that was legally purchased and  registered to him, to fire at Yusif Lamb, striking him once in the chest.  Willingham fled northbound on Kirkwood Street as the suspects continued to fire at him.  When Dover Police officers first arrived on scene, they found Lamb lying on the ground near Willingham’s residence with a handgun lying next to him.  After securing the weapon, officers immediately rendered first aid and CPR on Lamb, who was later pronounced dead at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital.

Willingham responded to the Dover Police Department, accompanied by an attorney, on the afternoon of August 25th and has been completely cooperative throughout the investigation.  After examining the evidence, witness statements, and discussing the details of the incident, the Dover Police Department and Kent County Office of the Attorney General have dropped the charges of  Reckless Endangering 1st Degree and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony against Willingham.  The department stresses that this investigation is still ongoing.  Police are now seeking the suspects and vehicles that accompanied Lamb to the confrontation and are working numerous leads at this time.  The department will issue a release providing further details of those suspects as they develop.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111 or  call the Delaware Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-Tip-3333 or go online at www.tipsubmit.com.

Yusif Lamb

Yusif Lamb

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Officer Releasing Information:  Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

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City of Dover Mayor and Police Chief Announce Wednesday Press Conference 8-26-14

City of Dover Mayor Robin R. Christiansen and Police Chief Paul M. Bernat will be holding a joint press conference Wednesday, August 27, 2014 in Council Chambers at City Hall from 1:30pm-2:30 pm. Topic for discussion is the proactive measures the City of Dover is taking in order to maintain a safe community while working together with other entities and organizations in our community.

Copies of releases and data will be made available to all members of the media.

For additional information:
Kay Sass
302-736-7005
ksass@dovver.de.us

or

Cpl. Mark Hoffman
302-736-7130
Mark.hoffman@cj.state.de.us

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Updated: Kirkwood Street Homicide 8-25-14

Incident #: 50-14-22395  Date/Time: August 24th, 2014 at 4:16PM

Location: South Kirkwood Street, Dover, DE

Narrative:
The Dover Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred in the unit block of South Kirkwood Street on Sunday afternoon that took the life of a 33-year-old man from Montclair, New Jersey.  Yusif Lamb, was shot once in the chest, after a confrontation took place on South Kirkwood Street between himself and suspect Shamarr Willingham (32) of Dover.  At this time it is believed that Lamb was riding in a red Jeep Commander and stopped on South Kirkwood Street to confront Willingham, when Willingham fired several shots in the direction of Lamb.  Lamb was struck once in the chest and was later rushed to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital, where he was declared deceased after revival efforts were unsuccessful.  Police issued photos of the red Jeep Commander shortly after the incident in an effort to contact the occupants or owner of the vehicle.  On Sunday, evening, the owner of the vehicle contacted the Dover Police Department and was interviewed in reference to the incident.  The vehicle is now in police custody as evidence.  Detectives have learned there were several persons present at the time of the shooting and are working to identify and contact each individual as part of the investigation.  At this time, Shamarr Willingham has warrants for his arrest for Reckless Endangering 1st Degree and Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Felony.  Additional charges may be forthcoming as the investigation progresses.

Sunday afternoons homicide is the third for the 2014 calendar year in the City of Dover, and the second in less than 24 hours.  Detectives have determined that the homicide that occurred in Simon Circle just before 1:30AM Sunday and the Kirkwood Street homicide are not related, but cannot elaborate on the motive behind the shootings at this stage of the investigation.

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111 or  call the Delaware Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-Tip-3333 or go online at www.tipsubmit.com.

July 23rd Homicide Information: http://wp.me/p407do-13O.
August 24th Simon Circle Homicide Information: http://wp.me/p407do-15y

Officer Releasing Information: Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Shamarr Willingham (2010 photo) Pending Charges: Reckless Endangering 1st Degree Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony

Shamarr Willingham (2010 photo)
Pending Charges:
Reckless Endangering 1st Degree
Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony

 

Dover Police released this image of the red Jeep Commander that homicide victim, Yusif Lamb, may have occupied prior to the shooting

Dover Police released this image of the red Jeep Commander that homicide victim, Yusif Lamb, may have occupied prior to the shooting. It has since been located and secured as evidence.

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Two Sex Offenders Wanted for Failure to Verify Address 8-25-14

The Dover Police Department Sex Offender Enforcement Unit is seeking two men for failing to verify their address in accordance with sex offender requirements.  Clarence Smalls (44), was due to verify his address at the State Bureau of Identification in July, but failed to do so.  He is now wanted for Failure to re-verify address, a Class G Felony.  Smalls last known address was 18 North New Street, Dover.

Clarence Smalls

Clarence Smalls

Colby Butler (22), is also wanted for failing to re-verify his address with the State Bureau of Identification after being released from james T. Vaughn Correctional Center.  Officers have made numerous attempts to contact Butler at various addresses with no success.  Butler is wanted for Failure to re-verify address, a Class G Felony.  Smalls last known address was 133 Spruance Road, Dover.

Colby Butler

Colby Butler

 

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notifications 8-25-14

The following images contain the newest Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notifications for the City of Dover.  If there any questions or concerns, please contact the Dover Police Sex Offender Enforcement Unit.


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Correction to Earlier Release In Reference to Sunday Afternoon Homicide

Correction: The previous release stated thatthe incident occurred on North Kirkwood Street.  The release should have stated South Kirkwood Street and has since been corrected.

Incident #: 50-14-22395  Date/Time: August 24th, 2014 at 4:16PM

Location: South Kirkwood Street, Dover, DE

Narrative:
Dover Police are on scene of a homicide in the area of South Kirkwood Street after a male victim was shot at approximately 4:16PM.  A detailed release will come at a later time, however the department has released the below images of what is believed to be the suspect vehicle.  The red in color Jeep SUV had PA tags that may have begun with the letters JDV.  If you know who may be operating this vehicle or see it, please call 911 or Dover PD at 302-736-7111.

This afternoon’s homicide is the 3rd in the City of Dover, with the first occurring on July 23rd.  This is also the 2nd homicide today, with the first coming just before 1:30AM this morning.
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Homicide Investigation, South Kirkwood Street

Incident #: 50-14-22395  Date/Time: August 24th, 2014 at 4:16PM

Location: South Kirkwood Street, Dover, DE

Narrative:
Dover Police are on scene of a homicide in the area of South Kirkwood Street after a male victim was shot at approximately 4:16PM.  A detailed release will come at a later time, however the department has released the below images of what is believed to be the suspect vehicle.  The red in color Jeep SUV had PA tags that may have begun with the letters JDV.  If you know who may be operating this vehicle or see it, please call 911 or Dover PD at 302-736-7111.

This afternoon’s homicide is the 3rd in the City of Dover, with the first occurring on July 23rd.  This is also the 2nd homicide today, with the first coming just before 1:30AM this morning.
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One Man Dead, Woman Seriously Injured When Shots Are Fired After Party 8-24-14

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Incident
#: 50-14-22340     Date/Time: August 24th, 2014 at 1:24AM

Location: 300 Block of Simon Circle, Dover, DE

Narrative:
A 24-year-old man was killed and a 25-year-old woman injured after gunshots rang out after a party in the 300 block of Simon Circle early Sunday morning.  At approximately 1:24AM, Dover Police received numerous 911 calls reporting shots fired with at least one victim in the area.  Upon arrival, officers learned that a male and female victim were taken in separate vehicles to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital in Dover.  Tyson Henry (24), of New Castle, DE, was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital as the result of a gunshot wound to his lower body.  A 25-year-old woman suffered a gunshot wound to the lower half of her body and was taken into surgery for treatment.  She is now listed in serious but stable condition.  There is no relationship between the victims.  Detectives from the Dover Police Criminal Investigations Unit learned that both victims were attending a private house party in the 300 block of Simon Circle.  When the party let out just before 1:24AM, people gathered in the yard and street as they were walking towards their vehicles when gunshots rang out, striking Tyson Henry and the female victim.  This case is still under investigation and the department will issue updates as they develop.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111 or  call the Delaware Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-Tip-3333 or go online at www.tipsubmit.com.

Officer Releasing Information: Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

This is the second homicide in the City of Dover in the 2014 calendar year.  The first occurred one month ago on July 23rd, when 20-year-old Rashaad Lewis was stabbed multiple times during a large fight, eventually succumbing to his injuries on August 11th. Details of that case can be viewed here: http://wp.me/p407do-13O.

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Two Subjects Arrested with large amount of Heroin

Incident #: 50-14-22078     Date/Time: August 21st, 2014 at 4:38PM

Location: S. New Street/Division Street, Dover, DE

Narrative:

On August 21, 2014 at 1638 hours the City of Dover Police Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit and the Dover Police Safe Streets Unit contacted defendant Anthony Price (23) and Defendant Shayquan Sampson (22) on the corner of S. New Street and W. Division Street in Dover. The pair were found to be in possession of 205 separate bags of heroin packaged for sale. Defendant Price also had $947.00 in united state currency in his possession. Both Defendants were processed and then arraigned at JP#7. Defendant Price was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $5,500.00 secured bond. Defendant Sampson was released on $3,500.00 unsecured bond.

Officer Releasing this Information:

Lt. David E. Spicer

302-535-2827 (c)

Name: Shayquan Sampson Age: 22 Resides: Unit Block of N. Kirkwood Street Charges: Possession with intent to Deliver Heroin Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Possession of a Tier 3 Weight Conspiracy 2nd

Name: Shayquan Sampson
Age: 22
Resides: Unit Block of N. Kirkwood Street Dover, DE
Charges: Possession with intent to Deliver Heroin
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Possession of a Tier 3 Weight
Conspiracy 2nd

Name: Anthony Price Age: 23 Resides: Unit Block of Rubin May Drive Felton, De Charges: Possession With Intent to Deliver Heroin Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Possession of Tier 3 Weight Conspiracy 2nd

Name: Anthony Price
Age: 23
Resides: Unit Block of Rubin May Drive Felton, De
Charges:
Possession With Intent to Deliver Heroin
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Possession of Tier 3 Weight
Conspiracy 2nd

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Wanted Man Arrested With Loaded Handgun, Heroin After Running From Police 8-22-14

Incident #: 50-14-22077     Date/Time: August 21st, 2014 at 4:37PM

Location: New Street/Division Street, Dover, DE

Narrative:
The Dover Police Department’s Safe Streets Division arrested a Dover man after leading officers on a brief foot chase downtown on Thursday afternoon.  Diandre Willis (23) of Dover, was wanted for  Violation of Probation.  When officers attempted to contact Wills, he fled running through backyards and damaging a private fence, before being captured in the unit block of South Governors Avenue.  A search of Willis led to the discovery of a silver .380 handgun which was loaded.  Officers also discovered 8 bags of heroin weighing .12 grams total. Willis was arraigned and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $44,600 secured bail.

Officer Releasing Information: Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Diandre Willis Age: 23 Charges: Possession of Firearm (Previously convicted violent felon) Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon Possession of Controlled Substance (heroin) w/ Aggravating Factor (handgun) Resisting Arrest  Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Criminal Mischief Under $1,000 Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree

Diandre Willis
Age: 23
Charges:
Possession of Firearm (Previously convicted violent felon)
Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited
Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon
Possession of Controlled Substance (heroin) w/ Aggravating Factor (handgun)
Resisting Arrest
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Criminal Mischief Under $1,000
Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree

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