UPDATE: Newark Police Investigate Homicide
September 24, 2017 – The Newark
Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit obtained arrest warrants for
Rondell Veal for Murder 1st Degree and Possession of a Weapon During
the Commission of a Felony. Rondell Veal is currently being held in New York
City after being located in a hospital by NYPD.
began as a check on the welfare when officers responded to a residence on
Westfield Drive on September 22, 2017 at approximately 11:45 p.m. Officers made
entry into the residence and located the body of an adult female who had
suffered multiple stab wounds. The victim was identified as 34-year-old Sherrie
L. Campbell of Westfield Drive in Newark. The investigation by detectives
quickly focused on Campbell’s boyfriend, Rondell Veal. Detectives and Crime
Scene Officers were able to gather evidence linking Veal to the crime. At
approximately 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 23rd, detectives
obtained arrest and search warrants focusing on Veal. Detectives learned that
Veal may have fled to New York City and subsequently contacted NYPD to assist
in locating Veal. On Sunday, September 24th, Veal was located in a
hospital suffering from self-inflicted injuries, after being struck by a train
in an apparent suicide attempt.
are currently in New York City continuing this investigation. The investigation
is ongoing and additional details may be released.
Chief Paul Tiernan
commended the efforts of the responding officers and detectives who worked
tirelessly to bring this case to a successful resolution.
Rondell S. Veal,
Newark, DE 19711
with additional information regarding this incident should contact Detective
Daniel Bystricky at 302-366-7100 extension 3136 or Dbystricky@newark.de.us
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