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GALENA — Delaware State Police have released the names of the victims of a double homicide Tuesday, April 27 in Smyrna: 38-year-old Stephanie Gill of Smyrna as the woman shot in the parking lot of Smyrna Middle School and 21-year-old Deanna Dominick-Dalton of Clayton, Delaware as the woman shot at McLane Gardens.

The suspect was identified as Llewellyn Gill, 47, of Hartly, Delaware.

He led law enforcement from two states on a high-speed chase that ended in a single-vehicle crash just south of Galena around noon on April 27.

Llewellyn Gill was airlifted to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore where he died as a result of injuries that included a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to police.

At the crash scene, a handgun was located in the front floorboard of Gill’s vehicle and he had a gunshot wound to the head, according to police.

Police confirmed that Stephanie Gill and Llewellyn Gill were married though apparently living apart, and that Stephanie Gill and Dominick-Dalton knew each other.

Just before 10:30 a.m. April 27, Delaware state troopers responded to assist the Smyrna Police Department with a reported shooting in the parking lot at Smyrna Middle School on Duck Creek Parkway.

According to the preliminary investigation, Stephanie Gill and Llewellyn Gill arrived at the school together in Stephanie Gill’s vehicle to pick up their daughter for a medical appointment. The couple had a verbal exchange outside of the vehicle, which led to Llewellyn Gill pulling his wife back into the vehicle where he shot her.

Stephanie Gill was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a Delaware State Police news release.

During the course of the investigation on April 27, Delaware state troopers obtained information that there could be a second victim. With the assistance of Smyrna police, the DSP responded to the 800-block of McLane Gardens to check on the welfare of a 21-year-old female, subsequently identified as Dominick-Dalton.

She was located inside the residence with apparent gunshot wounds, and was pronounced deceased at the scene, according to police.

The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is continuing to investigate what is preliminarily being looked at as a suspected murder/suicide incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Stephen Yeich at 302-741-2703. Information also may be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or electronically at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

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