Ne­wark-area woman killed in mur­der-sui­cide

Newark Post - - POLICE BLOTTER -

A young mother was killed in a mur­der-sui­cide in the Breeze­wood neigh­bor­hood, east of Ne­wark, on Tues­day evening, po­lice said.

The shoot­ing hap­pened around 5 p.m. at a home in the unit block of North Sky­ward Drive.

Rachel Roberts, 23, was at home with a young child and a fam­ily mem­ber when her ex-boyfriend,

Probyn Mor­ris, 23, forced his way into the home with a hand­gun, ac­cord­ing to Master Cpl. Michael Eck­erd, a spokesman for New Cas­tle County Po­lice.

The fam­ily mem­ber and the child were able to flee to a neigh­bor’s home, and the neigh­bor called 911.

Po­lice lo­cated Roberts in her yard out­side the home suf­fer­ing from sev­eral gun­shot wounds. She was taken to the hos­pi­tal where she died.

Mor­ris suf­fered a self-in­flicted gun­shot wound and died at the scene.

The in­ci­dent was clas­si­fied as a mur­der-sui­cide by the Delaware Med­i­cal Ex­am­iner’s Of­fice.

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