Dover man sentenced in shooting at Magnolia party

 

DOVER — A 20-year-old Dover man received nine months in prison on Monday after pleading guilty to second-degree assault involving a 2015 shooting in Magnolia.

Denzel D.  Braker

Denzel D.
Braker

Denzel B. Braker was sentenced to eight years incarceration, suspended after nine months, followed by a year of Level III probation in Kent County Superior Court. With credit for time already served, he will soon be released from prison based on the sentencing order.

The case followed a shooting at a party on July 13, 2015, in the 300 block of Marshview Terrace, where a 30-year-old Dover man suffered non-life threatening wounds to a lower extremity that were treated at a local hospital, the Delaware State Police said at the time.

Police said a 20-year-old Magnolia man was assaulted with a handgun, refused treatment at the scene and later went to a local hospital due to his injuries.

A suspect fled in a gold Chevrolet Suburban, police said.

Warrants were obtained and Braker was apprehended by the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force on Dec. 28, 2015, authorities said. After Braker was turned over to Troop 3 detectives, first- and second-degree assault, possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony and four counts of first-degree reckless endangering charges were filed.

After arraignment, Braker was held at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna on a $127,500 cash bond.

Deputy Attorney General Lindsay Taylor prosecuted the case for the state, with attorney André Beauregard representing the defendant. Resident Judge William L. Witham Jr. oversaw the proceedings.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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