Woman Charged With Murder One In Fatal Dover Shooting

The Dover Police Department has made an arrest in the June 9 homicide that occurred in the area of West North Street and Simon Circle, according to Public Information Office Sergeant Mark Hoffman.

Hoffman said at approximately 1:33 Wednesday morning officers were called to the area of West North Street and Simon Circle in reference to a subject being shot. Upon arrival, officers located a 37-year-old male with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso. The victim was transported to Kent General Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

During the investigation, Nyasia Smith, 20, of Felton, was developed as a suspect in the case, said Hoffman. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Smith who was taken into custody during a traffic stop at approximately 6:38 p.m. in the Felton area. When Smith was arrested, she was in possession of a loaded 9mm handgun, approximately 41.7 grams of marijuana, and a digital scale, added Hoffman.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending next of kin notifications.

Smith was committed to Baylor Women’s Correctional Center on a $1,150,000.00 cash bond on the following charges:
-Murder 1st Degree
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony

Charges as a result of items found during traffic stop:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Drug Paraphernalia

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