Media, PA – The Delaware County District Attorneys’ Office and the Chester Police Department are seeking the community’s assistance in connection with the murder of Timothy David Hamler, 26 of Chester City, on Monday, September 14, 2020.

Immediately before the shooting of Hamler, a shooting occurred at W. Carla’s Lane. & John Street. Video from the location of the second shooting depicts a gray Dodge Durango with a temporary paper Delaware tag. The vehicle and its occupants are suspects in Hamler’s murder. 

A photograph of the vehicle is below. A video of the vehicle and its occupants is available upon request to the Chester Police Department.

At approximately 6:00 PM on the day of the murder, officers from the Chester Police Department were dispatched to the 1400 block of Congress Street on account of a report of shots fired. While traveling to the area, officers could hear active gunfire coming from the area of 9th & Tilghman Streets. Shortly after their arrival at the scene, officers discovered that a head on collision had occurred in the 1800 blk of West 9Th Street. Two vehicles were discovered in the eastbound lanes and appeared to have hit head on. The victim, Timothy Hamler, was discovered in his vehicle, a 2008 dark blue Chevrolet Impala, with multiple gunshot wounds. Paramedics from Crozer Chester Medical Center treated the victim at the site. The victim was then transported to Crozer Chester Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Investigation revealed that Hamler was driving West on 9th Street at Edwards where he was fired upon, causing him to jump over the concrete median into the eastbound lanes striking a vehicle head on. Upon searching the area, officers discovered numerous crime scenes including in the area of JohnSt & Carla’s Lane, as well as in the area of 9th & Carla’s Lane that expanded to the area of 9th & Yarnell Streets.

If anyone has any information regarding this case, they are urged to contact Detective Jamison Rogers of the City of Chester Police Department at 610-723-7991 or or Delaware County Criminal Investigation Division Detective Vincent Ficchi at 610-891-4681 or

The District Attorney and the Criminal Investigations Division remind anyone in Delaware County who observes suspicious activity call to 911 immediately and provide the most specific and accurate details possible to assist law enforcement agencies investigating the call for service.