Update: Police identify slain Millsboro man

July 25, 2013

A 41-year-old Millsboro man was shot to death July 25 after two men entered his residence and demanded money.

Two men wearing dark-colored clothing, baseball caps and bandanas across the lower portion of their faces entered the home at 1:19 a.m. in the 25000 block of North Berry Bramble Falls off of Bethesda Road north of Millsboro, said Master Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police.

The men fled the home after the shooting the resident, whom police have identified as James L. Rickards. A 39-year-old woman in the home who called police about the shooting was uninjured, Fournier said.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Detective Fred Chambers at 388-0196, 1-800-TIP-3333, go to or text 274637 using keyword DSP.