Delaware murder suspect hit by train in NYC

Rondell Veal

Newark Police say Rondell Veal is accused of killing his girlfriend Friday night. (photo courtesy Newark Police)

A Delaware man accused of killing his girlfriend Friday in Newark was found in a New York City hospital after being hit by a train.

Newark Police say 36-year-old Rondell Veal apparently tried to commit suicide by train in New York over the weekend. He’s accused in the death of his girlfriend, 34-year-old Sherrie Campbell who was found dead at a home on Westfield Drive in Newark around 11:45 Friday night.

Veal was quickly identified by police as a suspect based on evidence at the scene linking him to the crime, according to police. By Saturday afternoon, an arrest warrant was issued for Veal. That’s when detectives learned Veal may have fled to New York City.

NYPD were able to find Veal in a New York hospital on Sunday. Police say he was suffering from self-inflicted injuries after being hit by a train in an apparent suicide attempt. Veal is currently being held in New York.

  • WHYY thanks our sponsors — become a WHYY sponsor

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal