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Police: UD student shot to death in Newark apartment complex

Suspects still at large

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Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 12:41 pm | Updated: 5:21 pm, Wed Nov 14, 2012.

A 20-year-old University of Delaware student was shot in his Newark apartment complex Monday night, and police are still looking for the two suspects involved in the killing, police said.

Peter Disabatino, 20, was fatally shot Monday in Studio Green West Apartments complex off Elkton Road, said New Castle County Police Cpl. John Weglarz.

Disabatino was a student in the University of Delaware's Associate in Arts Program in Wilmington, according to information on the University of Delaware website. Earlier information provided by police had indicated that Disabatino was not a UD student.

County police, paramedics and ambulance personnel from the Aetna Hose Hook & Ladder Fire Company responded to the 200 block of Thorn Lane around 9:30 p.m. Monday for a subject who had reportedly been shot, Weglarz said.

When emergency personnel arrived, they found Disabatino with a gunshot wound to his upper body. Paramedics tended to his injuries and then transported him by ambulance to the Christiana Hospital, where he later died.

Multiple police officers, including a canine team, also responded to the scene, set up a perimeter and began canvassing the area in an attempt to gather information and locate the possible suspects, but were unsuccessful in finding the suspects, Weglarz said.

The suspects are described as two black males, one of which was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and the other a black hooded sweatshirt.

Weglarz said Tuesday he could not comment on who reported the shooting to police or how the two men came to be identified as suspects in the crime.

Investigators are still interviewing witnesses to get more information about the shooting, including a probable cause, Weglarz said.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact police in one of the following ways:

- Call New Castle County Police Department at 302-395-8110

- Visit www.nccpd.com.

- Provide a text tip at: 847411 (TIP411), begin your message with NCCPD and then type your message.

- Call Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.

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