Police identify man found shot behind New Castle-area gas station last week



Isabel Hughes // Delaware News Journal


A 32-year-old man who was found shot in the back behind a New Castle-area gas station last week has been identified as Dorian Wilson.


Police swarmed the Super Gas, located on Route 9, around 8 a.m. Thursday after a woman who lives nearby called 911. She had stopped at the station to fill up her tank when she saw someone talking to Wilson.


She said she didn't initially realize Wilson was dead, but "you could tell he was unresponsive."


"Then the man starts taking the (dead) man's stuff, like his identification and belongings and putting it in his Fanny Pack," the woman told Delaware Online/The News Journal last week.


She asked not to be identified for fear of retaliation.


She called police, who quickly responded. They roped off the gas station as they investigated, as well as part of the Superlodge motel and an area in front of a McDonalds located next to the gas station.


Detectives could be seen investigating what appeared to be a bullet hole in the awning of the fast food restaurant.


Police have released little information about the incident, but the woman who called 911 and others at the scene said police had been in the area the night before for reports of shots fired. Detectives apparently didn't find anything at the time, they said.


Police have not said whether they have any suspects in the shooting.

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