May 18, 2022

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The Car & Automotive Devotees

Man found shot behind New Castle-area gas station Thursday morning

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Dozens of Delaware State Police troopers swarmed a New Castle-area gas station Thursday morning after a 32-year-old man was found dead behind the station’s convenience store.

Police cordoned off access to Super Gas, located at 3006 New Castle Ave. – also known as Route 9 – for most of the morning. That’s where investigators could be seen looking through the parking lot, including near several blue trash bins. 

A woman, who asked not to be identified, told Delaware Online/The News Journal that she came to the Super Gas around 8 a.m. to fill up her tank and found the body.

She said she saw the man on the ground but didn’t realize he was dead because she saw another man trying to talk to him.

Delaware State Police are conducting a "suspected homicide" investigation involving a male victim that was found outside a New Castle-area service station on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021.

“But you could tell he was unresponsive,” she said. “Then the man starts taking the (dead) man’s stuff, like his identification and belongings and putting it in his Fanny Pack.”

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The woman said she was shocked – she’s seen people who have died from overdoses before, but not someone apparently stealing from them.