Two arrested for shooting death of Bridgeville man

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The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit have made two arrests in the August 24th shooting incident which resulted in the death of a 19-year-old Bridgeville man.

BRIDGEVILLE (DE): Delaware State Police have arrested two people in connection with the Thursday August 24th shooting death of a Bridgeville man during a botched robbery. Preston W. Nailor, 35 of Georgetown, and Brooke L. Squatrito, 20 of Bridgeville, were both arrested on Friday, September 29, 2017 after investigators revealed Squatrito set up a purported drug deal with Tyron Lake for the purpose of helping Nailor rob Lake.

On Thursday August 24, 2017, Troopers were called to respond to Apple Tree Road south of Oak Road, Bridgeville, for the report of a male with a gunshot wound. When Troopers arrived, they made contact with a 35 year old Georgetown man who was suffering from gunshot wounds to his upper body, lying outside of a white vehicle which was parked on Apple Tree Road. They then discovered a deceased male, later identified as Tyron Lake, 19, of Bridgeville, seated in a second car which was also parked on Apple Tree Road, north of the white vehicle.

Sussex County Paramedics treated the 35 year old male at the scene and then transported him by EMS to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. He was later flown to the Christiana Hospital where he was admitted for his serious injuries.

Tyron Lake’s body was removed from the scene by the Division of Forensic Sciences where an autopsy has determined the death to be a Homicide by a gunshot wound to the lower torso.

According to Robert W Colmery, police spokesman, once Nailor and Lake met alone at the predetermined location, Nailor entered Lake’s passenger seat to conduct the drug deal when gunfire was exchanged between the two, resulting Lake’s death. Preston Nailor then dialed 9-1-1 to report that he had been shot.

Preston Nailor and Brooke Squatrito were both charged with Murder 1st, Attempted Robbery 1st, two counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Conspiracy 2nd. They were both arraigned at JP2 and remanded to the custody of the Delaware Department of Correction on $1,182,000.00 cash bond (Nailor) and $652,000.00 cash bond (Squatrito).


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