15-Year-Old Charged In Shooting Of 73-Year-Old Man, Held On $5000 Bond

The Dover Police Department arrested a 15-year-old male suspect in the shooting incident that resulted in a 73-year-old man being struck by a stray bullet, according to Public Information Office Sergeant Mark Hoffman.

Hoffman said the Dover Police Department is investigating the shooting that occurred on Saturday, May 22nd. At approximately 11:53 a.m. When officers responded to the area of 1014 S. little Creek Road for a report of a fight, they learned that a male and female Mikahela Ray, 34, were engaged in an argument and the female subject sprayed pepper spray at the male subject and two other persons who were present. Shortly after, several gunshots were heard in the area. Ray was arrested at the scene and charged with three counts of Assault 2nd Degree and one count of Disorderly Conduct. Ray was committed to Baylor Women’s Correctional Center on a $9,250 secured bond.

At approximately 6:16 p.m., the Dover Police Department was notified that a 73-year-old male was at Kent General Hospital with a gunshot wound to the back. The victim stated that he was in the area of 1014 S. Little Creek Road and observed the altercation that was previously reported. As the victim was about to leave, he heard multiple shots and felt something hit his back. The victim stated he felt like a “ball hit him.” The victim went home and later realized that he was struck by gunfire and went to the hospital where he was treated for a non-life-threatening injury.

Hoffman said Detectives were able to obtain video surveillance of the incident and identified the suspect. On June 15, 2021, the suspect was arrested at 10:55 a.m. in the 400 Block of Barrister Place by the Dover Police Department and the U.S. Marshals 1st State Fugitive Task Force. The suspect was committed to a juvenile detention center on a $5,000 secured bond on the following offenses:

-Assault 2nd Degree
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree

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