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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigating Stabbing Near Laurel

Date Posted: Monday, October 24th, 2016

Dwight L. Shivers (2012 photo)


Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Laurel – The Delaware State Police are investigating the stabbing of two people near Laurel that occurred late last night.

The incident occurred around 9:50 p.m. Sunday October 23, 2016 after troopers were dispatched to a report of a stabbing in the 7000 block of Airport Road.  Upon their arrival it was determined that a 24-year-old male and a 20-year-old female were stabbed by their roommate, who was identified as Dwight L. Shivers, 29 of that address.  Emergency Medical Services began treating the two and transported the female to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, while the male was airlifted to Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) in Salisbury, Maryland where he was admitted in stable condition.  The female victim was expected to be released with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Through the investigation, it was determined that Shivers was asked to leave the residence by the homeowner due to him being intoxicated and other issues that had occurred in the house.  After consulting with the 24-year-old male and his 20-year-old girlfriend, the female homeowner went outside to place a phone call when she heard noises coming from inside the house and looked inside to see Shivers standing over her 24-year-old brother stabbing him.  Shortly before stabbing him, Shivers reportedly removed the kitchen knife from the drawer and stabbed the 20-year-old female while she was washing dishes in the kitchen.  While the homeowner called 9-1-1, the two stabbing victims were able to flee the residence and run to a nearby neighbors house.

Shivers then entered the 20-year-old female victim’s vehicle and drove away.  Within a half hour of him leaving, he pulled into the Maryland State Police Barrack in Salisbury, Maryland, where he was taken into custody without incident.  While there, he was transported to PRMC where he was treated and released for a knife wound to his leg that occurred during the incident in Laurel and then charged by Maryland State Troopers with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  He is currently incarcerated at Wicomico County Detention Center pending extradition back to Delaware where he will be charged with Attempted Murder 1st, Assault 1st, two counts of Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, and Theft of a Motor Vehicle.

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