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*Update- Suspect Arrested* Delaware State Police Homicide Unit Conducting Criminal Investigation


Date Posted: Saturday, September 10th, 2022

Delaware State Police arrested Kevin Shorter, 24, of Georgetown, DE, for attempted murder and related charges following an incident Wednesday night.

On September 7, 2022, at approximately 9:53 p.m., Georgetown Police Department responded to the Royal Farms, located at 20579 DuPont Boulevard, in reference to an assault complaint. The investigation revealed that the victim, a 38-year-old male from Georgetown, was assaulted by an unknown male with a baseball bat inside the convenience store. The victim, who sustained severe injuries, was transported to an area hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

Through investigative means detectives determined Kevin Shorter was the suspect and they obtained a warrant for his arrest. On September 10, 2022, at approximately 12:25 a.m., troopers located Shorter in the Rehoboth Beach area and took him into custody without incident.

Shorter was transported back to Troop 7 and charged with the following crimes:

  • Attempted First Degree Murder (Felony)
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)

Shorter was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $155,000.00 cash bond.

The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit assumed this investigation at the request of the Georgetown Police Department. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective D. Grassi by calling 302-365-8441. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell

Released: 091022 0802

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