Bridgeville Man Charged With First Degree Murder Turns Himself In

Mcarthur M Risper / DSP

Bridgeville- The Delaware State Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a homicide that occurred on Friday evening,, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the investigation began on Friday, May 11, 2018, at approximately 8:20 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the 21000 block of Mill Park Drive, for a report of a shooting. Upon their arrival, Troopers observed a male subject on the side of the road with apparent gunshot wounds. The 41-year-old male victim, identified as Corey Bailey of Bridgeville, was transported to a local hospital by EMS, where he was pronounced deceased.

Through investigative measures, detectives were able to identify a suspect, 28-year-old Mcarthur M. Risper Jr. of Bridgeville. On Monday, May 14, 2018, Risper turned himself in at DSP Troop 5, where he was charged with Murder First Degree, Conspiracy First Degree, and two counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $1,045,000.00 secured bond.

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