Dover man, 21, gets 15 years in prison in fatal robbery

Bruce Manlove

Damier Harmon

DOVER — A 21-year-old Dover man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in a robbery that ended with a shooting death on May 13, 2015, officials said Friday.

Bruce Manlove, 21, pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony in November 2016.

Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Clark issued the sentencing order.

High school student Gary Woods, 19, of Smyrna, was shot to death in the Walker Woods neighborhood on Harmony Lane after a fight began during a marijuana transaction, the Delaware Department of Justice said.

Damier Harmon, 20, of the first block of Unity Lane in Dover, faces 18 years to life in prison when sentenced after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

The suspects were arrested in Philadelphia after the incident.

Mr. Woods was shot once in the upper torso, according to an autopsy. He died after transport to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in Dover.

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