Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Police in Delaware County Deem Fatal Car Crash A Homicide, Suspect At-Large

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Police in Delaware County responded to reports of a fatal car accident early Monday afternoon—and police tell Your Content they’ve deemed the situation a homicide.

Just before 1 p.m. Monday, police responded to 9th and Tilghman for reports of a motor vehicle accident.

But as officers were responding to the emergency their nightmare worsened: a 911 call for reports of shots fired came in from the same location.

When cops arrived they located a gray Ford Fusion on the 1400 block of West 9th Street.

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Your Content readers were first to learn that emergency personnel flooded the small town after reports of a fatal vehicular accident.

Police say the vehicle had struck a pole and had heavy front end damage. The occupant of the vehicle, who was identified as Diana Davis, 62, was unresponsive.

Upon further observation, it was learned that the vehicle had a bullet hole in the passenger door as well as a second bullet hole in the trunk area. Paramedics were on location and did extract Ms. Davis from the vehicle and began treating her for her injuries.

While treating Ms. Davis, it was discovered that she had sustained a gunshot wound to her side. Paramedics transported Ms. Davis to Crozer Chester Medical Center where she received further treatment, however, she did succumb to her injuries and was pronounced deceased a short time later.

Law enforcement tell Your Content a crime scene was discovered in the area of 9th & Central Ave, where cops located numerous shell casings.

Officers also observed a vehicle that appeared to have been struck by gunfire.

This vehicle was occupied by two females as well as a one year old child.

The occupants stated that they heard numerous gunshots going off in the area and realized that their vehicle had been struck numerous times. None of the occupants of the vehicle were injured during the incident.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, they are urged to contact Detective Rhaheem Blanden (City of Chester Detective) at 610-447-8420 or [email protected], or Detective Vincent Ficchi (Delaware County Detective) at 610-891-4681 or [email protected]

This is the 30th homicide in the City of Chester this year.

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