According to New Castle County Police, officers were dispatched on Tuesday January 12, 2021 to a local hospital in reference to a 19-year-old gunshot victim.
The victim was driven by friends to the emergency room in a silver, Hyundai Genesis after suffering a gunshot wound to his back., police said.
Investigators say witnesses provided varying details related to where the shooting occurred but after numerous interviews, detectives were able to determine that all the witnesses live in Sussex County and that the Christiana Mall appeared to be a consistent destination.
Investigators reviewed mall video surveillance and learned that the victim was seated in a vehicle parked at the Christiana Mall when he was shot in the back.
Police responded to the mall and as the scene was secured, a blue Chevy Cruze was located. Police say they observed a black semi-automatic handgun.
“The investigation then revealed that 19-year-old, Raesheed Deshields of Laurel, (DE) had in fact shot the victim in the back while they were both seated inside of the Genesis.,” said police spokesman Michel Eckerd.
Deshields was taken into custody and charged with one count of felony Assault 1st and one count of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. He was arraigned by New Castle County Court of Common Pleas and held in lieu of $120,000 secured bail.
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