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Arrest Made in July 6th New Street Murder 7-27-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-16778

Date/Time:  Monday, July 6th, 2020 at 2:48AM

Location:  100 Block of S. New Street, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   Sergeant Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

The Dover Police Department is announcing the arrest of Tysheen Maxwell (25) in connection with the July 6th murder of Thomas Gilbert.  Maxwell was developed as a suspect during the investigation and was apprehended on July 24th, 2020 in Newport News, Virginia by the United States Marshals Service without incident.  Maxwell remains in custody pending extradition back to Delaware on the following charges:
-Murder 1st Degree
-Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Felony

Original Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a 32-year-old man that occurred on Monday morning.  At approximately 2:48AM, officers responded to a vacant lot in the 100 Block of S. New Street for a report of shots fired.  Arriving officers located Thomas Gilbert, who was struck multiple times by gunfire.  Gilbert was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of his injuries.  Gilbert is from the Dover area.  

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous.  Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delawarecrimestoppers.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

Tysheen Maxwe