Suspect identified in Laurel homicide investigation

LAUREL, Del. –  The Delaware State Police have identified a suspect involved in the shooting death of an 18-year-old male.

The incident occurred on Monday, July 9, 2018.  Laurel Police say they responded to the area of the 200 building in Carvel Gardens Apartments for a shooting.  Upon arrival, they  discovered an 18-year-old male victim 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.

Investigators have identified the suspect as 23-year-old Dwayne A. Dotson of Salisbury, Maryland.  A warrant has been obtained for Dotson’s arrest charging him with first degree murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony

Dotson is currently being held without bail in Accomack County Virginia awaiting extradition back to Delaware.

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