Strickland acquitted in alleged Dover shooting

DOVER — A Dover man was found not guilty on all counts in connection with an alleged 2015 shooting in the Capital Green neighborhood, the Delaware Department of Justice said Wednesday.

Rakim Strickland

Rakim Strickland

Rakim A. Strickland was facing counts of attempted murder with first-degree assault and lesser charges including offense and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Judge Robert B. Young officiated at the three-day jury trial in Kent County Superior Court.

Dover resident Adam Midgette, 19, was left paralyzed from the neck down after being shot in the left shoulder while in his vehicle on May 15, 2015, according to testimony.

He was near an alleyway close to his home in the 400 block of East Water Street at the time.

Attorneys Ronald Phillips and Julianne Murray represented Mr. Strickland in the trial. Deputy Attorneys General Jason Cohee and Zach George prosecuted the case for the state.

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