Police: Man Shot In Back, Suspect Released From Jail

Antonio Britt

Seaford – Delaware State Police are currently investigating an incident in which a 21-year-old Seaford man was shot outside a local dairy market, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier.

Fournier said the investigation began Monday May 1, 2017, at approximately 6:24 p.m., after troopers were called to respond to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Emergency Room for the report of a male subject that was shot.  Upon their arrival, troopers learned that a 21-year-old male had been shot from behind in the upper torso area while he was leaving the De-Lux Dairy Market located at 10599 Concord Road.  The victim was transported by a friend in a private vehicle to the hospital where he was treated for his non-life threatening injuries.

Through further investigation, troopers learned that the victim had been inside the De-Lux Dairy Market visiting with a friend.  When he walked outside the business, he heard gunshots due to some sort of altercation in the parking lot and began to run, according to Fournier.  As he was running, he fell to the ground and a friend that he was with informed him that he was bleeding from the back from an apparent gunshot wound.

While troopers were on the scene of the shooting, they were contacted by a relative of the suspect and provided with his information.  At approximately 9:25 p.m. that same evening, Antonio Britt, 21 of Laurel, turned himself in to detectives at Troop 4 in Georgetown.  He was charged with Assault 1st, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Reckless Endangering 1st, Conspiracy 2nd.  He was arraigned at JP3 and has since been released on $52,500.00 secured bond.

No other individuals were injured as a result of this incident.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact the Detective K. Archer at 302-752-3791. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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