Incident Number: 50-20-8704
Date/Time: Sunday, March 15th, 2020 at approximately 5:34AM
Location: Unit Block of Willis Road, Dover, DE
Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
The Dover Police Department arrested a 24-year-old man for 1st Degree Murder on Sunday for an incident that occurred at a residence in the Unit Block of Willis Road. The Dover Police Department originally responded to a WAWA store on Forrest Avenue at approximately 5:34AM after being called by a bystander in the store who witnessed a possible domestic situation/suspicious activity between the male suspect, Aaron Garnett Jr., and three children. When officers contacted Garnett Jr., he provided a false name and different statements as to why he was in the area with the children. Police then responded to a residence in the Unit Block of Willis Road based on information they obtained from the early investigation. Upon arrival, officers located Naquita Hill (23) with major injuries to her upper body. Hill was pronounced deceased shortly after the officers arrived at the residence as a result of those injuries.
Based on the early findings of the investigation, it was determined that Garnett Jr. and Hill were involved in an altercation that resulted in her death as a the result of Garnett Jr. physically assaulting her during that altercation.
Hill and Garnett Jr. had one child in common together and the other two were being cared for by Hill for another family member. All three children are now in the care of a trusted relative.
Mugshot and bond information was unavailable at time of release.