Troopers: Maryland Man Arrested For July 2018 Delaware Murder

Laurel- The Delaware State Police have identified the suspect responsible for the shooting at Carvel Gardens Apartments that claimed the life of an 18-year-old male.

The incident occurred on Monday, July 9, 2018, at approximately 11:44 p.m. when the Laurel Police Department with the assistance of Troop 5 patrol units responded to the area of the 200 building in Carvel Gardens Apartments for a shooting. Upon arrival, units discovered an 18-year-old male victim from Seaford, on the ground with an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported by ambulance to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and later flown to a local area hospital in critical condition where he succumbed to his injuries.

Through investigative measures, Troopers identified the suspect as 23-year-old Dwayne A. Dotson of Salisbury MD (no photo available), according to police. A warrant has been obtained for Dotson’s arrest charging him with the following:

Murder First Degree
Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
Dotson is currently being held without bail in Accomack County Virginia awaiting extradition back to Delaware.

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Laurel- The Delaware State Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects wanted in connection with the homicide that occurred at Carvel Gardens, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on Monday, July 9, 2018, at approximately 11:44 p.m. when the Laurel Police Department with the assistance of Troop 5 patrol units responded to the area of the 200 building in Carvel Gardens Apartments for a shooting. Upon arrival, units discovered an 18-year-old male victim from Seaford, on the ground with an apparent gunshot wound. The victim later succumbed to his injuries on July 13, 2018.

The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is attempting to identify two black females and a light-skinned black male in connection with this incident. They are also attempting to locate the pictured silver or light colored 2012-2015 Chevrolet Impala. Police are continuing to investigate the case. Anyone with information in reference to this case is asked to please contact 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.

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