Monday, March 30, 2020

Matthew Hightower of Delaware County wanted for murder, currently at large after killing Enric Wilson, 56, on Feb. 16 in the City of Chester

Police in Delaware County are searching for Matthew Hightower in connection to the murder of Enric Wilson, 56, of the City of Chester, Your Content has learned.

Officials from the Delaware County Criminal Investigation Division obtained an arrest warrant charging Hightower with murder Thursday, according to police. The suspected killer remains at large.

“An intense investigation was conducted by the City of Chester Police Department’s Detective Division, as well as the Delaware County District Attorney’s Criminal Investigation Division. This investigation was lead by Detective Rhaheem Blanden and Detective Vincent Ficchi,” Captain James P. Chubb of the City of Chester Police Dept. told Your Content.

“During this investigation, it was learned that the suspect in this homicide has been identified as Matthew Hightower. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Hightower.”

The accused killer is suspected of gunning down Wilson on the evening of Feb. 16. Police responded to the 1100 block of West 3rd St. for reports of a shooting victim.

Police tell Your Content they found the victim, later identified as Enric Wilson, 56, lying in the area with an apparent gunshot wound to his torso.

Matthew Hightower of Delaware County wanted for murder, currently at large
📸: City of Chester Police/Your Content

Paramedics from Crozer-Chester Medical Center treated Wilson but due to the severity of his wounds, he was declared dead at the scene.

There is no further information at this time. This marks the 6th homicide in the City of Chester this year.

If anyone has any information regarding this case, they are urged to contact Detective Rhaheem Blanden at 610-447-8420 or [email protected]; Detective Vincent Ficchi at 610-447-8420, or call 911.


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