Police Make Arrest In Sunday’s Dover Homicide

The Dover Police Department has arrested Duante Morrison, 30, of Dover for the October 16th shooting death of Jesse Holley, according to Master Corporal Ryan Schmid.

Schmid said through the investigation, Morrison was developed as a suspect and Detectives obtained a warrant for his arrest. On October 20 at approximately 6:00 p.m., members of the United States First State Fugitive Task Force, US Marshals Capital Area Regional Task Force, Dover Police Drugs, Vice and Organized Crime Unit, and Delaware Probation and Parole responded to Independant Strap Metal at 883 Horsepond Road Dove after receiving information that Morrison was at the business. Officers contacted Morrison at the business and he was taken into custody without incident.

Morrison was transported to Dover Police where he was arraigned and committed to SCI on $1,092,200 cash bail on the following charges:
-Murder First Degree
-Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
-Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person
-Reckless Endangering First Degree (2x)
-Criminal Mischief Under $1,000 (2x)

Original Story

The Dover Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred early Sunday morning on South Bradford Street, according to Master Corporal Ryan Schmid.

Schmid said the investigation began at approximately 1:12 Sunday morning when a caller reported a shooting in the 100 block of South Bradford Street in Dover. Upon arrival, officers and medical personnel located the victim, a 29-year-old, with a gunshot wound to his lower body. First responders provided medical attention at the scene prior to transporting the victim Bayhealth Kent Campus, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The name of the victim is being withheld until the next of kin has been notified.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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