Arrests made after Pine Grove shooting death

Brett Scott

Gregory Sellers

DOVER – Three suspects were arrested and a fourth sought after the Tuesday night shooting death of a 21-year-old Dover man at an apartment complex, authorities said.

Brett Scott, 25, of Felton, was charged with first-degree murder in connection with an alleged incident at Pine Grove Apartments that involved the supposedly planned robbery of Dequan Dukes at approximately 8:48 p.m., Dover Police said Friday.

Mr. Scott and alleged co-conspirator Gregory Sellers, 23, of Dover, were arrested without incident Thursday night, authorities said. Lisa Wagaman, 30, of Dover, was taken into custody on Wednesday. All were charged with first-degree robbery and conspiracy counts. Mr. Scott was also charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

On Friday, police said Raymond Ward, 28, whose last known address was in the 100 block of Downey Oak Circle in Wyoming, was wanted on charges of first-degree robbery and second-degree conspiracy.

According to police, officers arrived to the complex at 255 Webbs Lane after a shots fired report and found a wounded Mr. Dukes in a vehicle between the D and E buildings. Authorities did not disclose whether he was in the driver’s seat or was a passenger, or whether the late man and defendants had any prior relationship.

Lisa Wagaman

Raymond Ward

Investigators determined that the late Mr. Dukes and Mr. Scott reportedly exchanged gunfire during the alleged incident. On Friday, Dover PD spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said no details were available on any possible firearms used “at this time.”

Mr. Dukes was wounded at least once in the upper body and pronounced dead after being transported to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in Dover, police said.

Police said Mr. Sellers allegedly drove Mr. Scott to the hospital after he was shot multiple times. On Friday, police provided no update on his medical condition after initially describing him as seriously wounded when announcing the alleged incident.

Mr. Scott was sent to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna in lieu of a $302,500 cash bond. Mr. Sellers and Ms. Wagman were each held by the Delaware Department of Correction on $26,000 cash bond.

Investigation continues, police said, and authorities asked anyone with information on Mr. Ward’s location to call 736-7111. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips can also be submitted to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or online at www.tipsubmit.com or through the Dover PD MyPD Mobile App.

Other city shootings

Eight other shootings involving 12 victims (two fatals) within the city have been reported during the past four months, including:

• Darren Weiford, 21, was charged with first-degree murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony after a 20-year-old Dover area woman was found dead at the First State Inn on June 1.

• Two 28-year-old men were shot in the Capitol Green neighborhood at 2:09 p.m. on May 24. One victim declined medical treatment on a hand wound and the other was transported to the hospital with an injury to his lower left leg. Both were initially described by police as being “minimally cooperative” as an investigation began.

• A 23-year-old man was shot in the foot during a drive-by shooting on May 19 in the 1400 block of S. Farmview Drive. He was driven to the hospital by a friend for medical treatment.

• Three men were injured during a reported home invasion on April 18 at the Towne Point Apartment Complex at 820 Carvel Drive. An exchanged of gunfire between a victim and multiple suspects was involved, police said.

• A 22-year-old man was shot in an alley between Sussex Avenue and Collins Drive on April 18. He was wounded in the arm, abdomen, and leg and later charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of firearm by person prohibited. Police said 65.1 grams of marijuana and a .22 caliber revolver were located in a vehicle during a K-9 search.

• On April 12, a 24-year-old man suffered minor injuries to his hands and face after a drive-by shooting incident in the Simon Circle Community Building area. The victim told police a passenger fired at him with a shotgun, and he returned fire with a legally owned handgun he was openly carrying.

• Two teenagers were hit by gunfire in Manchester Square on March 29. The victims – ages 16 and 17 – were standing in a parking lot when a passenger fired multiple rounds in their direction. The younger teen was grazed in the leg and refused treatment with parental approval and the other victim was admitted to the hospital with a non-life threatening wound to the knee.

• On February 28, a 25-year-old Dover man was shot to death at Towne Point Apartments at 820 Carvel Drive. The victim was located inside a parked vehicle in the back of the complex at approximately 7:40 p.m.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

You are encouraged to leave relevant comments but engaging in personal attacks, threats, online bullying or commercial spam will not be allowed. All comments should remain within the bounds of fair play and civility. (You can disagree with others courteously, without being disagreeable.) Feel free to express yourself but keep an open mind toward finding value in what others say. To report abuse or spam, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box.