PRESS RELEASE

Sergeant Paul Shavack
Email: Paul.Shavack@state.de.us


UPDATE, DOVER SHOOTING


Update Dover Shooting

 

Defendant(s) Charges and Bond Information:

  • Brandon D. McDonald-22 of State Circle Dover, De
  • 2 counts Assault First Degree
  • Assault Second Degree
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
  • Burglary First Degree
  • Conspiracy Second Degree
  • James T. Vaughn Correctional Center $180,500 secured bond

 

Suspects and Warrant Information:

  • Mark Tolson-18 of S. Governors Boulevard Dover, De
  • George W. Brinkley-21 of Presidents Drive Dover, De

 

  • Active warrants for below crimes:
  • 2 counts Assault First Degree
  • Assault Second Degree
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
  • Burglary First Degree
  • Conspiracy Second Degree

 

Resume Update 07/28/11:

Dover-Wednesday July 27, 2011 a member of the Dover City Police Department contacted Brandon D. McDonald as he was walking on a road within the Dover City limits (I currently do not have a more specific location of where he was apprehended).  McDonald was detained and turned over to Delaware State Police detectives. 

 

McDonald following arraignment for the aforementioned crimes was remanded to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of $180,500 secured bond. 

 

Delaware State Police detectives continue to search for Mark Tolson and George W. Brinkley who are still at large.  Detectives also are continuing to develop additional information about others possibly involved in Tuesday nights shooting. 

 

The 21 year old victim flown to Christiana Hospital Tuesday evening required surgery however is now listed in stable condition.  The condition of the 36 year old victim in this case is believed also to be stable.  The 15 year old victim was treated and released Tuesday evening. 

 

To offer information regarding this investigation, please contact the Delaware State Police at 302-741-2810.

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Citizens may also provide a tip by texting keyword “DSP” plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES). 

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Tipsters may also call to provide information through lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Callers can also submit information via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com.

 

Release Updated 07/28/11 1:10 p.m.

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DSP News Release:  3 Sought in Overnight Dover Shooting

 

Location

  • 100 block President Drive Dover, DE (Capital Park)

 

DATE and TIME:  

  • Tuesday July 26, 2011 between 9:50 pm and 10:07 pm

 

Victim(s):

  • 21 year old Dover man
  • 36 year old Magnolia man
  • 15 year old Dover teen male

 

Suspects and Warrant Information:

  • Brandon D. McDonald-22 of State Circle Dover, De
  • Mark Tolson-18 of S. Governors Boulevard Dover, De
  • George W. Brinkley-21 of Presidents Drive Dover, De

 

  • All have active warrants for below crimes:
  • 2 counts Assault First Degree
  • Assault Second Degree
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
  • Burglary First Degree
  • Conspiracy Second Degree

 

 Resume:

Dover-Delaware State Police detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred in the 100 block of Presidents Drive, in the Capital Park Community Dover Delaware between 9:50 pm and 10:07 pm Tuesday evening. 

 

When State Troopers arrived at the residence they discovered 3 victims’ ages 21, 36 and 15 had been shot.  A 21 year old Dover man suffered a gunshot wound to his right rear back and the bullet then traveled to the internal area of his chest.  The 21 year old victim was then flown to Christiana Hospital and is listed in critical condition. 

 

A 36 year old Magnolia Delaware man also sustained a gunshot wound to his left shoulder and was transported and admitted to Kent General Hospital Dover.  The third victim in the shooting, a 15 year old Dover teen (male) received minor injures also believed to be from a bullet and was treated and released from Kent General Hospital. 

 

The State Police investigation revealed the three victims prior to the shooting were inside a residence on Presidents Drive Dover when Brandon D. McDonald-22, Mark Tolson-18 and George W. Brinkley-21 all over Dover unlawfully entered the residence through the front door. 

 

Once inside the residence McDonald is alleged to have discharged several rounds of ammunition from a handgun which struck the three victims.  Delaware State Police are continuing investigate whether additional suspects were present during the shooting. 

 

State Police Detectives through investigative means were able to identify McDonald, Tolson and Brinkley as being present during the shooting.  The Delaware State Police are actively searching for all three suspects after warrants were obtained consisting of Assault, Burglary, Conspiracy and a weapon’s charge.

 

State Police detectives are continuing their criminal investigation and currently have no additional releasable details related to the motive behind this shooting.

 

To offer information regarding this investigation, please contact the Delaware State Police at 302-741-2810.

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Citizens may also provide a tip by texting keyword “DSP” plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES). 

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Tipsters may also call to provide information through lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Callers can also submit information via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com.

 

 

  Brandon D. McDonald              Mark Tolson                    George W. Brinkley

Last Updated: Thursday, 28-Jul-2011 14:54:59 EDT
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