A 21-year old man from Bear faces 21 years to life in prison after being found guilty by a New Castle County Superior Court jury on Tuesday in connection with a 2015 murder in Wilmington. Michael Broomer was convicted of Murder Second Degree, two counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and one count of Reckless Endangering First Degree. Deputy Attorneys General Brian Robertson and Dan McBride prosecuted the case against Broomer.
In April 2015, 19-year-old Raekwon Mangrum of Wilmington was shot multiple times outside of a home in the 200 block of North Monroe Street. An 18-year-old woman who was with Mangrum was shot in the leg.
Wilmington Police pursued the getaway car on a high speed chase through city streets onto I-95 and into Pennsylvania before arresting Broomer, who was driving the car, and his accomplice, Atiba Mayfield. Wilmington officers were assisted by Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies, including Pennsylvania State Police, and officers from the Ridley Township (PA) Police Department.
Mayfield, 22, of Wilmington, the one who fired the gunshots in the incident, was convicted in June on charges of Murder First Degree, two counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Conspiracy First Degree, and Reckless Endangering First Degree. As the result of being the shooter, Mayfield faces life in prison when sentenced by the court.
“This conviction is another example of our commitment to hold those involved with gun violence responsible for their actions,” said Attorney General Matt Denn. “In addition to DAGs Robertson and McBride, I want to thank Kim Moro, the paralegal from our department, along with lead investigator, Detective Robert Fox of the Wilmington Police, and the officers who arrived on scene while the shooting was still taking place, including Patrolman Matthew Begany, the first responder, for their continued dedication to keeping the city safe.”
Image Credits: Superior NCC Courthouse, Delaware State Police