One dead in early morning shooting in Ocean View

Officials with the Delaware State Police are probing an early morning homicide in the Ocean View area.

At about 4:20 a.m., troopers responded to a shots fired report in the 30000 block of Bethany Crest.

It was learned that a 55-year-old woman was shot, and a male suspect had fled in a vehicle.

The 55-year-old female victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause and manner of death.

Her identity is being withheld at this time pending notification of next of kin.

A short time later, a description of the suspect and vehicle was broadcast to all Delaware police agencies, as well as surrounding Maryland police agencies.

Within ten minutes, a deputy with the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office located the vehicle driving erratically on westbound Route 50 in the area of Tilghman Road.

The deputy followed the truck to a residence in Hebron, where the suspect was then taken into custody.

Police say the 40-year-old suspect from Hebron is currently in custody at the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, where he is awaiting charges.