Suspect arrested in fatal March 30 shooting in Dover

DOVER — A 36-year-old man was arrested on a murder charge Tuesday, continuing a recent string of apprehensions in separate shooting incidents throughout the city.

Jermaine Brown was taken into custody without incident inside a residence in the Persimmon Tree Apartment complex in alleged connection with the death of a 35-year-old man following a March 30 shooting, authorities said.

Samantha Randall, 26, was in the apartment at the time of apprehension and charged with hindering prosecution, spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said.

Dover resident Tyrone Sampson suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body in the unit block of Weston Drive at approximately 3:50 a.m. and was transported to a local hospital in critical condition before succumbing to injuries.

Jermaine Brown

No firearm has been located in the case, authorities said,
Charges against Mr. Brown included first-degree murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of firearm/ammunition by person prohibited (two counts), reckless endangering (two counts) and criminal mischief. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown on $330,500 cash bond.

Ms. Randall was released on an own recognizance bond.
• A suspect in two shootings on June 12 and 13 was arrested while leaving the scene of the second incident, according to police.
Multiple shots were reported fired in both the 100 block of Willis Road and Manchester Square neighborhood, with vehicles and residences struck. A .40 caliber handgun was located during investigation, authorities said.
The shootings occurred within approximately two hours of each other, police said.
• On June 7, police announced the arrest of a suspect in a shooting at the Allure Night Club five days earlier. A victim suffered non-life threatening injuries, police said.
• A May 23 shooting that left a man with non-life threatening injuries led to the arrest of a suspect on June 2, police said. The incident involved a home invasion on Governor’s Avenue, according to authorities.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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