EDGEMOOR, Del. (TCD) – Police have arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of assaulting an elderly victim with a baseball bat this week, causing critical injuries.
According to a news release from the New Castle County Police Department, on Monday, Nov. 20, at approximately 6:30 a.m., officers responded to the Lighthouse Hill Apartments on the 1200 block of Westlawn Court in reference to a possible assault near a bus stop. Once there, police found a 64-year-old male victim who had sustained multiple upper body injuries.
Officials transported the victim to Christiana Medical Center. As of Monday, Nov. 20, the victim’s condition was listed as critical but stable.
Police learned that the suspect, Rafael Murillo, had fled the scene on foot and was reportedly traveling toward Governor Printz Boulevard. They eventually found Murillo a short distance away and apprehended him without incident. Police also recovered the baseball bat believed to have been used in the assault.
Murillo faces charges of attempted murder and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony. He was arraigned and booked into the Howard Young Correctional Institution on $90,000 bail.