Man found shot to death in Dover apartment

DOVER — A violent four-and-a-half hour stretch left one man dead and a vehicle driver’s side glass shattered in separate gunfire incidents overnight, authorities said Wednesday.

A 44-year-old man was found unresponsive inside his Alder Park Apartments residence at approximately 2:35 a.m. Wednesday and pronounced dead after suffering multiple gunshot wounds, the Delaware State Police said.

Earlier, a 44-year-old woman was uninjured after her vehicle was shot while driving southbound on S. New Street at approximately 10:02 p.m. Tuesday. City police said several rounds were discharged toward the vehicle.

The victim said she did not see the source of the gunfire. Police did not locate a suspect or suspects after responding “quickly” and searching the area “thoroughly,” according to Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman.

Investigation is ongoing and Dover Police asked anyone with information to call 736-7130. 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.

In the second incident, State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said, Dover Police and Emergency Medical Services went to the “B” Building of Alder Park Apartments at 51 Webbs Lane after several numerous 911 calls indicated that a person had been shot. The man was pronounced dead by Kent County paramedics.

The late man’s name was initially withheld pending notification of next of kin.

State Police asked anyone with information to contact Detective M. Ryde at 698-8557. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, online at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

• A 21-year-old man was shot from behind in the upper torso as he exited the De-Lux Dairy in Seaford on Monday night, State Police said. He was driven by a friend to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Troopers were called to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital to investigate the arrival of the wounded man at approximately 6:24 p.m.

According to authorities, the victim reportedly visited a friend inside the store at 10599 Concord Road, left the business and ran when he heard gunshots resulting from a confrontation in the parking lot.

He fell to the ground while running, police were told, and a friend told him he was bleeding from the back from an apparent gunshot wound.
No other injuries were reported.

Antonio Britt

Antonio Britt, 21, of Laurel was identified as a suspect by a relative of his who provided information on him, police said. Mr. Britt turned himself in to Troop 3 detectives in Georgetown at approximately 9:25 p.m.

Charges included first-degree assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, first-degree reckless endangering, and second-degree conspiracy. Mr. Britt was released on $52,500 secured bond after being arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 3.

Police asked anyone with information to contact Detective K. Archer at 752-3791. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, online at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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