Date posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2022

The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit continues to investigate the murder of Hemantkumar Maganlal Chauhan, 57, of Wilmington. Today marks the 10e anniversary of this unsolved murder.

Friday, November 2n/a, 2012, Hemantkumar Maganlal Chauhan, owner of Penn-Bantum Market located at 418 Newport Gap Pike Wilmington, DE, was working when a male suspect entered the store armed with a knife. The suspect jumped over the counter and got into a physical altercation with the victim which resulted in him being stabbed. Chauhan later died of injuries sustained in the incident.

The suspect was described as a light-skinned black male, approximately 5’10”-6′ tall, muscular, wearing a black hooded jacket, baseball cap, blue jeans and white sneakers.

The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is investigating this incident. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective Maher by calling 302-739-5939. Information can also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the Internet at

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness to a crime or has lost a loved one to sudden death and needs help, the Police Victim Services Unit State of Delaware / Delaware Victim Support Center is available to provide you with 24-hour support and resources through a toll-free helpline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You can also email the Victim Services Unit at [email protected].

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