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Dover Police: Homicide Ruled Self-Defense, Investigation Ongoing

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Yusif Lamb, above, died in Sunday's shooting in Dover. Yusif Lamb, above, died in Sunday's shooting in Dover.
Shamarr Willingham, above, has been cleared in Sunday's shooting in Dover after police ruled he acted in self-defense. Shamarr Willingham, above, has been cleared in Sunday's shooting in Dover after police ruled he acted in self-defense.

DOVER, Del.– Dover police say that a homicide that happened over the weekend has been ruled an act of self-defense.

Police said Yusif Lamb, 33, of Montclair, N.J. died Sunday after he was shot once in the chest on South Kirkwood Street at 4:15 p.m.

According to police, detectives identified Shamarr Willingham, 32, as being involved in the shooting death of Lamb. Police said they obtained warrants for Willingham for first-degree reckless endangering and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

After further investigation, police said they learned Lamb had intentions of confronting Willingham over a woman with whom Lamb previously had a relationship. According to police, Lamb threatened Willingham in person and on social media leading up to Sunday's shooting.

Police said Lamb was driven to Willingham's home on South Kirkwood Street in a red Jeep Commander. Police said Lamb and several others got out of the jeep and another car to confront Willingham.

According to investigators, Lamb and Willingham exchanged words outside Willingham's home. Police said then Lamb pointed a handgun at Willingham. That is when Willingham pulled out his handgun, legally purchased and registered to him, and shot Lamb in the chest, according to police.

Investigators said Willingham then took off northbound on Kirkwood Street as the other suspects who were with Lamb continued to fire at him.

Dover police officers arrived on scene and found Lamb lying on the ground near Willingham's house with a handgun nearby. After securing the weapon, officers said Lamb was taken to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital and later pronounced dead.

On Monday afternoon, officers said Willingham went to the police department with an attorney and cooperated with the investigation. Investigators said they went through evidence and witness statements, and police then decided to drop the charges against Willingham.

The investigation is still very active. Police said they are looking for the suspects who accompanied Lamb.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302) 736-7111 or call the Delaware Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-Tip-3333 or go online at www.tipsubmit.com.

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