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Update #3- Troopers Identify Two Suspects In Shooting Investigation-Dover


Date Posted: Monday, May 4th, 2020

Dover- The Delaware State Police have identified two suspects, Jason D. Calhum, 18, of Philadelphia, PA and Darielle Oliver, 18, of Wilmington, DE in connection with the homicide that occurred in the Dover area in late February 2020.

The incident occurred on February 25, 2020 at approximately 2:00 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the parking lot between the McDonalds and the Best Western off of Pine Cabin Road and E. Lebanon Road, Dover, for a report of shots being fired.  Upon arrival to the area, Troopers located an adult male, later identified as 18-year-old Shiheem Durham, of Dover, DE, in the area of the Premier Village Apartments deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.

Through investigative measures, Jason Calhum was identified as the shooter and Darielle Oliver was identified as a co-conspirator. On April 23, 2020, Calhum was taken into custody at his residence in Philadelphia, PA. Calhum is currently being held at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia pending extradition.  Upon his extradition back to Delaware, Calhum will be charged with the following:

  •  Murder First Degree
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
  •  Possession of a Firearm By a Person Prohibited
  • Conspiracy First Degree

On May 4, 2020 Darielle Oliver turned herself in at Troop 2 where she was charged with Conspiracy First Degree (Felony).  She was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on her own recognizance.

The incident continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit for possible further suspect(s).  If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are asked to please contact Detective D. Grassi at 302-365-8441 .  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

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