Two charged with murder after Dover shooting

DOVER — Two Dover males were charged with first-degree murder after police responded to a shots fired report Monday night and found a dead male inside a vehicle, authorities said.

Both Raiquan Fisher, 18, and Harry Charles, 15, allegedly possessed handguns when arrested after the incident in the 300 block of Kesselring Avenue, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. Officers were called to the scene at approximately 6:54 p.m.

Raquan Fisher

Authorities identified Dover-area resident Mykal Dempster, 31, as the deceased.

Arriving officers found that a home was also struck by gunfire and several neighborhood residents provided descriptions, images and other information about two suspects, police said.

Police secured a perimeter in the area as the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit assisted. Mr. Fisher and the Charles youth were taken into custody by 8:05 p.m., authorities said.

Harry Charles

Both males were also charged with first-degree conspiracy, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by person prohibited, first-degree reckless endangering and criminal mischief.

Mr. Fisher was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution and the Charles youth was held at a juvenile detention center. They were given $180,100 and $170,100 cash bonds, respectively.

Other recent incidents

According to police reports, several other recent shooting incidents in the city area have included:

• On Monday at approximately 12:48 a.m., six homes in the 800 block of Woodcrest Turn were damaged by gunfire. No injuries were reported.

• Sunday, a 20-year-old male was shot in the lower leg after approached by two suspects wearing masks. The incident occurred at approximately 8:31 p.m. in the area of Cecil Street and North Governors Avenue. The victim suffered a non-life threatening wound.

• Saturday, a 38-year-old male suffered a gunshot wound to the leg around 9:31 p.m. in the area of Simon Circle. The injury was non-life threatening and police said two mask-wearing suspects were involved.

• Saturday at approximately 3:28 a.m., two shots were reportedly fired toward a residence in the 2600 block of Kenton Road. No injuries were reported and the residence did not appear to be struck, police said.

• On May 25, two unoccupied vehicles and an occupied home in the 400 block of Barrister Place were struck by gunfire. The incident was reported at approximately 10:42 p.m. No injuries were reported.

• On May 24, a 23-year-old pizza delivery driver was shot in the arm during a robbery try at Woodmill Apartments. The incident was reported at 10 p.m. The victim was treated at the hospital and released for a single wound. Two suspects were involved, police said.

• On May 21, an unoccupied vehicle was struck by multiple rounds in the 400 block of Sussex Avenue. The incident in the rear alley was reported at approximately 11:53 p.m.

• On May 10, an 18-year-old female suffered a gunshot wound to the head in the 100 block of Willis Road. Police said two suspects began firing at a vehicle that was struck approximately 14 times in the driver side. The female was treated at the hospital and expected to make a full recovery from her injuries, police said at the time.

• On May 9, a man was arrested after an accidental discharge of a firearm. Police said the incident occurred at around 1:26 p.m. in the Lidl grocery store parking lot.