Incident #: 50-14-22395 Date/Time: August 24th, 2014 at 4:16PM
Location: South Kirkwood Street, Dover, DE
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.
Officer Releasing Information: Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer