Four teens charged in Dover shooting

Zymire Martinez

Shiheem Durham

DOVER — Two teenagers were taken into custody Monday and charged along with two other youths in the shooting of a 42-year-old man on a front porch on April 24, police said Tuesday.

Zymire Martinez, 15, turned himself in to Dover Police, spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said.

Shiheem Durham, 16, was picked up on the streets without incident. Alton Kinsey and Khahiem Lewis, both 17, were apprehended by officers without incident on April 26, authorities said.

Alton Kinsey

Khahiem Lewis

All the defendants are Dover residents except for the Kinsey youth, who is from Felton.

Police said a man suffered non-life threatening injuries when shot while sitting at a residence in the 200 block of West Reed Street at approximately 12:06 a.m. He was initially transported to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in Dover, police said, and no update of his condition was available Tuesday.

Three others at the residence were not injured and the home was struck by gunfire, police said. Police would not comment on any potential motive for the supposed incident or whether anyone involved knew each other.

Police said detectives investigated leads and viewed city surveillance cameras before making arrests. All four youths are allegedly “known and validated members of an area gang,” Cpl. Hoffman said.

Charges against all defendants included first-degree assault, possession of a firearm by person prohibited, first-degree reckless endangering (four counts), illegal gang participation, second-degree conspiracy, and criminal mischief.

The Lewis youth was also charged with possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony and committed to Stevenson House Juvenile Detention Center in Milford in default of $136,000 cash bond.

The other defendants were also committed to Stevenson House – the Martinez and Durham youths on $90,000 cash bond each and the Kinsey youth on $24,000 secured bond.

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