When officers arrived on the scene, they found the 31-year-old male in the parking lot with gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.
SEAFORD (DE) BY DIGITAL CRIME STAFF: Delaware State Police are investigating the shooting death of a 31-year-old Laurel man Sunday night in Seaford.
On February 20, 2022, at approximately 8:59 p.m., the Seaford Police Department responded to a reported shooting at 1252 Norman Eskridge Highway. When officers arrived on the scene, they found the 31-year-old male in the parking lot with gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.
At the request of the Seaford Police Department, the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit was contacted to assume the investigation. Through investigative measures, detectives learned the victim was in the McDonalds drive-thru located at 300 S Dual Hwy when he first encountered a group of individuals also in the drive-thru. After exiting the drive-thru, the two parties continued their encounter in the adjacent parking lot off of Stein Hwy, at which time the victim was shot before the group of individuals fled the scene.
Through investigative measures, Delaware State Police identified a 17-year-old Seaford male as a suspect in the homicide. He was taken into custody without incident and charged with Murder First Degree (Felony), Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony), and Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Juvenile (Felony). He was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to a Department of Correction juvenile detention facility on a $210,000.00 cash bond.