Fourth suspect arrested in Pine Grove shooting death

DOVER — A fourth suspect in the alleged June 27 murder of a 21-year-old man at an apartment complex was arrested without incident in Magnolia Monday night, authorities said.

Raymond Ward, 28, of Wyoming, allegedly had a loaded .38 caliber handgun when taken into custody at a residence in the 100 block of Terry Drive at 1:46 p.m., Dover Police said.

Raymond Ward

Also assisting in the arrest were the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force and Delaware State Police.

Dequan T. “Day Day” Dukes died after supposedly exchanging gunfire with Brett A. Scott, 25, of Felton at Pine Grove Apartments at 8:48 p.m., police said. Arriving officers found him in the driver’s seat of a vehicle suffering from at least one wound to the upper body, according to authorities in a probable cause affidavit.

Mr. Dukes was transported to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in Dover, where he was pronounced dead shortly after the alleged shootout, police said.

An autopsy at the state medical examiner’s office in Wilmington found the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the chest in a homicide, authorities said in the affidavit,

Mr. Ward, whose last known address was in the 100 block of Downey Oak Circle, was charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree conspiracy, possession of firearm/ammunition by person prohibited (two counts) and possession of firearm/ammunition while being a fugitive wanted for a felony (two counts).

He was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna in lieu of $122,000 cash bond.
Police alleged in the affidavit that Mr. Ward, Mr. Scott, Lisa Wagaman, 30, of Dover and Gregory Sellers, 23, of Dover, all planned to rob Mr. Dukes of illegal drugs and money at the apartment complex at 255 Webbs Lane.

In papers, police said investigation found that a woman whose name was redacted allegedly lured Mr. Dukes “into Pine Grove Apartments by telling him that she needed to get money from someone at the apartment complex.”

Mr. Scott was apprehended and charged with first-degree murder, first-degree conspiracy, first-degree robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Police said he suffered gunshot wounds and was treated after Mr. Sellers drove him to the hospital at approximately 8:55 p.m., according to court papers.

Police said a black Chevrolet Impala was seen in security footage arriving at the hospital and a black male assisting Mr. Scott from the vehicle, the affidavit read.

In documents, an officer said a bulletin sent to surrounding police agencies yielded information on a potential suspect. A mugshot photo compared to the security footage allegedly confirmed a suspect’s identity, police said.
Ms. Wagaman and Mr. Sellers were both charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree conspiracy.

All suspects were held by the Delaware Department of Corrections after initial court appearances, police said.

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