Chester Man Arrested in Connection to Wilmington Fatal Shooting


WILMINGTON, DE — Wilmington Police announced the arrest of a Chester, Pennsylvania man in connection with a February fatal shooting incident.

Authorities stated that on February 1, at approximately 9:52 p.m., police were dispatched to the 2400 block of Bowers Street, in reference to a shooting incident that had occurred. Upon arrival, officers located a gunshot victim – 34-year-old Antoine Caceres – who had succumbed to his injuries.

The case was assigned to Detective John O’Connor Jr. of the Criminal Investigations Division. Through the course of his investigation, Detective O’Connor identified 30-year-old Leroy Williams of Chester, PA as a suspect, and obtained warrants for his arrest.

On February 9, members of the United States Marshals Task Force took Williams into custody in Brookhaven, PA without incident. On March 10, Williams was extradited to Delaware and charged accordingly.

Williams was charged with the following offenses:

  • Murder (First Degree)
  • Attempted Murder (First Degree)
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
  • Burglary (First Degree)

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 20 and was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $2,120,000 cash-only bail.

Information is subject to change at any time as additional details may emerge. Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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