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Posted on: December 25, 2016

Tips sought in fatal shooting

New Castle County police are seeking tips about a fatal shooting Tuesday evening in the Garfield Park neighborhood near New Castle.

A report of shots fired sent police to the first block of Karlyn Drive about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, Officer JP Piser said.

Arriving officers found 53-year-old Lonnie M. Dixon suffering multiple gunshot wounds. The injured man was transported to an area hospital where he was declared dead, Piser said.

Detectives -- investigating the shooting as a homicide -- will release more information as it becomes available, he said.

Anyone with information is asked to call (302) 573-2800, submit tips at, give information via the New Castle County Police Facebook page or send them using the police force's smartphone app, which is free to download for all iPhone and Android smartphones.

Tips also may be given to Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

Rewards up to $20,000 are offered for information leading to an arrest and/or conviction of those responsible for violent crimes being investigated by this agency.

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