Police charge Wilmington man with officer’s murder

    Update 10 a.m. Police have charged 32-year-old Wilmington resident David Salasky with first-degree murder and possession of a deadly weapon during commission of a felony, as WHYY’s Mark Fowser reports. Additional charges may follow.

    Original report Who is the suspect in the murder of New Castle County Police Sgt. Joseph Szczerba, and where is he?

    There’s not a lot known about the situation, and it appears that’s the way the court wants it. A weekend article from the Wilmington News Journal says the man believe to have stabbed Szczerba Friday is being held, though he hadn’t been spotted in court and his identity has not been revealed.


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    Public Defender Brendan O’Neill said over the weekend his office is requesting the suspect’s identity, as he made need public defender services. Suspects are required to appear before a Justice of the Peace within 48 hours of being arrested, but it’s not clear if any of that has happened.

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