DOVER — Surveillance video showed a 42-year-old man falling to the pavement after being shot twice during a Feb. 7 incident that later brought an attempted murder charge, according to an arrest affidavit.
Gregory Scott, 18, of Beechwood Avenue, was taken into custody without incident on Feb. 24 after Dover Police detectives investigated a shooting in the unit block of S. New Street, authorities announced this week.
Before being shot, according to papers, video showed the man and two passengers exiting a vehicle at approximately 6:40 p.m., then speaking with an unknown black male “who walks him to the east side of the roadway.”
At that point, police said another black male wearing a dark colored top and blue jeans emerged from the side of the house and firing two rounds toward an alleged victim, striking him twice in the upper torso. The shots traveled in the direction of the two passengers, according to the affidavit.
The suspect then left the scene, a detective said.
Police said the wounded man got off the ground and drove to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in Dover “where he immediately went into surgery to save his life.”
With assistance from Dover PD’s Street Crimes Unit, investigators developed Mr. Scott — also known as “Bunz” — as a person of interest, papers said. He was located by police in the area where the alleged shooting occurred, according to police.
According to police, the injured man was unable to speak last week due to a tracheotomy and has limited movement in his right arm.
Mr. Scott was charged with first-degree attempted murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and two counts of first-degree reckless endangering. He was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna in default of a $172,000 cash bond.
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