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Arrest Made in July 13th Homicide 7-22-15

Complaint # 50-15-19733

Date/Time: Monday, July 13, 2015

Location:  900 Block of West North Street (Simon Circle Development), Dover, Delaware

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

Original Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating an early morning homicide of a 35-year-old man.  The incident occurred at approximately 2:17AM in the 900 block of West North Street.  Jamal Weeks, 35, was shot by an unknown suspect, and later died as a result of his injuries.  Detectives from the Dover Police Department have been interviewing potential witnesses and residents in the area and are working towards identifying a suspect.  This is the fifth homicide in the City of Dover in the 2015 calendar year.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7111. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips can also be submitted to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on-line at http://www.tipsubmit.com or through the Dover Police Department MyPD Mobile App.


The Dover Police Department has made an arrest in connection with the Simon Circle homicide that occurred on July 13th.  The arrest occurred on Monday afternoon, when Erick Morton (29) reported to the Dover Probation and Parole office for a routine check-in appointment.  Morton was taken into custody without incident and brought to the Dover Police Department for questioning and later charged with the murder of 35-year-old Jamal Weeks.  Morton is being held at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on the following charges:
-Murder 1st Degree
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of a Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Possession of Ammo by Person Prohibited
-Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon

Erick Morton Age: 29 Address: Unit Block of Cypress Branch Road, Magnolia, DE
Erick Morton
Age: 29
Address: Unit Block of Cypress Branch Road, Magnolia, DE