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Teen Arrested For Attempted Murder, Co-Worker Calls Act "Unusual"

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SELBYVILLE, Del. - An investigation is underway in Selbyville after troopers found a woman suffering from a gun shot wound to the head.

Devon Gordon reportedly came outside of his home on Hosier Street to meet up with a neighbor. Officers say he met with her in the SUV and reportedly shot her in the head.

Investigators say at this time, they don't know what led the 18-year-old to allegedly shoot his acquaintance and later reportedly shoot at a man believed to be his mother's boyfriend. The 49-year-old man was reportedly able to wrestle the weapon away from Gordon, but not before a single gunshot was fired, narrowly missing the man. 

The adult male received minor injuries, but reportedly refused treatment on the scene.

"It's very early into the investigation and obviously, we want to talk to anyone that knew [Gordon] and try to find out if there was any sort of motive behind this," Cpl. Gary Fournier of Delaware State Police said.

WMDT found the suspect was most recently employed as a dishwasher at Doyle's Restaurant in Selbyville. The owner, Mike Doyle, spoke to our reporter off camera and says that the night of the shooting, a co-worker drove Gordon home. In terms of his demeanor, the owner called Gordon a genuine person and someone anxious to work and help out.

"It's out of character for him," Doyle said of the shooting. "We've never seen any problems out of him. He was anxious to work. He was saving his money. We all liked him. We was a good kid."

Joyce Tingle, a hostess for Doyle's, shared the same sentiment about Gordon, who worked at the restaurant for two years.

"It's very unusual for something like that for him to do," said Tingle. "You never saw any anger, none whatsoever."

According to Fournier, the woman had surgery and is currently listed in critical condition.

Gordon is charged with two counts of 1st degree attempted murder and three counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He's currently being held on $310,000 cash-only bond.

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