Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Laurel- The Delaware State Police have identified the suspect responsible for the shooting at Carvel Gardens Apartments that claimed the life of an 18-year-old male.
The incident occurred on Monday, July 9, 2018 at approximately 11:44 p.m. when the Laurel Police Department with the assistance of Troop 5 patrol units responded to the area of the 200 building in Carvel Gardens Apartments for a shooting. Upon arrival, units discovered an 18-year-old male victim from Seaford, on the ground with an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported by ambulance to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and later flown to a local area hospital in critical condition where he succumb to his injuries.
Through investigative measures, Troopers identified the suspect as 23-year-old Dwayne A. Dotson of Salisbury MD (no photo available). A warrant has been obtained for Dotson’s arrest charging him with the following:
Dotson is currently being held without bail in Accomack County Virginia awaiting extradition back to Delaware.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe
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