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Man Pleads Guilty To Chasing Victim Down, Murdering Him

A 20-year-old has pleaded guilty to the murder of an 18-year-old on the streets of Wilmington.

 

On Friday, January 26, 2018, at approximately 4:30 pm, Wilmington Police were summoned to the Wilmington Hospital in reference to a shooting victim who was driven to the hospital via personal vehicle and dropped off in the ambulance bay.

Upon the officer’s arrival, they made contact with an 18-year-old male, who had sustained more than one gunshot wound to his torso and the victim was undergoing surgery.

The next morning Saturday, January 27, 2018, police announced that the victim, Zahviaire Berry-Shivers 18, of Wilmington, had succumbed to his injuries. He was pronounced deceased by medical personnel at approximately 4:59 pm, 29 minutes after arriving at the hospital.

As the investigation continued, Andre Fletcher-Hargrow, of Wilmington,  was developed as a suspect in Berry-Shivers’ murder. Officials said Fletcher-Hargrow chased Berry-Shivers down Pine Street, shooting repeatedly as they ran.

Officers of the U.S. Marshals Service, First State Fugitive Task Force apprehended Andre Fletcher-Hargrow six months later on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. He was later delivered to Wilmington Police Headquarters on June 22, 2018.

On Friday officials announced that Fletcher-Hargrow pleaded guilty to Murder Second Degree and will be sentenced by a Superior Court judge in January.

 

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