32-Year-Old man arrested for early April shooting death of Larry Potter

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Wilmington Police say they have arrested and charged a 32-year-old man in connection with a fatal shooting incident that took place on April 2.

PHOTO by WPD | Dean Sutton was identified as a suspect in the death of 44-year-old Larry Potter, who was shot and killed on April 2, 2021.

WILMINGTON (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: Police say, almost three weeks ago, on April 2nd, officers were called to the 200 block of West 19th Street around 9:00 p.m. for a report of a shooting.

Arriving officers located 44-year-old Larry Potter who had been shot. After being treated at the scene by EMS, Potter was transported to a local area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. 

During the nearly three week investigation, a detective identified 32-year-old Dean Sutton as a suspect in the incident and arrest warrants were obtained and on April 13th Sutton was taken into custody.

Sutton was charged with Murder (First Degree), Attempted Murder (First Degree), and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony and was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11. He was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $10,159,999 cash-only bail.


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