Murder suspect surrenders to Dover Police

DOVER — A 21-year-old Dover man turned himself in on Monday and was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Jarmar Richardson earlier this month, authorities said.

Stefan E. Rush-Wilson was identified as a person of interest shortly after Mr. Richardson, 18, died from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body following a Sept. 12 incident, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said.

Officers were called to the 200 block of Harmony Lane (The Village at McKee Branch) at approximately 10:32 p.m. for a shots fired report and found an injured Mr. Richardson.

He was transported to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in Dover, where he died from wounds, police said.

According to a probable cause affidavit police viewed surveillance video of the alleged incident and found that four persons exited a vehicle at the same time.

Mr. Rush-Wilson was identified as exiting the driver’s seat, police said. Mr. Rush-Wilson allegedly charged towards a person whose name was redacted in court documents “and began discharging an unknown firearm at (name redacted) striking him, causing him to collapse to the ground at the rear of the vehicle as (names redacted) fled the area.”

Also, according to an affidavit, “[T]he video then shows Stefan Rush-Wilson run northbound out of the camera frame. “A brief time later Stefan Rush-Wilson re-enters the camera frame running towards (name redacted) who is still collapsed on the ground and fires additional rounds striking him.”

A possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony count was also entered. Following an appearance at Justice of the Peace Court 7 in Dover,

Mr. Rush-Wilson was held at Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown in lieu of $110,000 cash bond. A preliminary court hearing was scheduled for Friday at 8:30 a.m.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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