Final case review Monday for murder suspect

Brett A. Scott

DOVER — A 26-year-old Felton man is scheduled for a final case review Monday regarding a shooting death in Dover’s Pine Grove Apartments just over a year ago.

Brett A. Scott was charged with first-degree murder and other offenses after police alleged that he exchanged gunfire with Dequan Dukes, 21, during a robbery attempt on June 27, 2017. Dover Police said at the time that Mr. Scott was shot multiple times and Mr. Dukes was pronounced dead after transport to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in Dover.

Police claimed that Mr. Scott and three others planned to rob Mr. Dukes, who was found wounded and sitting in a vehicle between the apartment complex’s D and E buildings at 255 Webbs Lane by arriving officers. Police listed the time of the alleged incident as 8:48 p.m.

Other charges include first-degree attempted robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and second-degree conspiracy. Court records listed Mr. Scott as being held at James T. Vaughn Center near Smyrna on a $77,500 cash bond.

Mr. Scott was arrested two days after the alleged incident and indicted by a Kent County grand jury on Oct. 2, 2017. Deputy Attorneys General Jason C. Cohee and Stephen E. Smith are prosecuting the case, with Patrick J. Collins serving as defense attorney. Superior Court Judge Jeffrey J. Clark will oversee the trial scheduled to begin on July 23.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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