Teen, 15, charged in Smyrna shooting; another sought

Micah Rothwell

SMYRNA — One 15-year-old boy was apprehended Tuesday and another is sought after a shooting in a Smyrna parking lot late Saturday afternoon, authorities said Tuesday afternoon.

According to Smyrna Police, a 19-year-old man was shot once in the upper torso in the area of Trevi Restaurant in the unit block of East Glenwood Avenue at approximately 4 p.m. He was transported to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in Dover where he was treated and released.

Police determined that two teens allegedly participated in the shooting that was prompted by an ongoing dispute over property.

Police said the alleged shooter Adryan Jean-Baptiste turned himself in to the Dover Police Department on Tuesday. Authorities said they are still seeking Micah Rothwell.

The Jean-Baptiste youth was charged with first-degree attempted murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and first-degree conspiracy. No bond information was immediately available.

Pending charges against the Rothwell youth include first-degree attempted murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and first-degree felony. Police said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Police asked anyone with information on the teen’s whereabouts to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

Any witnesses to the incident or persons with information who have not already been interviewed are encouraged to contact Detective Bill Davis at 653-9217.

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