Shots fired incident leads to two arrests in Dover

1280 Dover Shots Fired Arrest

May (left) and Horton

DOVER, Del. – Dover Police say a shots fired incident led to two arrests Sunday afternoon.

According to police, the incident happened in the area of Dover Park at around 12:20 p.m. On arrival, witnesses told officers that they saw a dark colored SUV entered Manchester Square from Willis Road. At that time, officers heard additional shots being fired while on scene. Responding officers then checked the area of Manchester Square, observing a dark colored Ford Escape speeding through the neighborhood.

Officers stopped the vehicle and made contact with 20-year-old Samuel Horton, 21-year-old Daeron May, and a female subject. It was learned through investigation that the three subjects were shot in the 100 block of Willis Road by an unknown suspect(s) in a vehicle. The three then reportedly tried to chase the vehicle, but were shot at a second time in the area of Acorn Lane and White Oak Road.

Police obtained a search warrant for the vehicle, locating two handguns behind the passenger seat, wrapped in a black jacket. We’re told one of the guns was reported stolen in June 2020 from Hopewell, Virginia.

Both Horton and May were arrested and charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, receiving a stolen firearm, and second degree conspiracy. May was also charged with possession of a firearm by a person prohibited. Both were later released on their own recognizance.

The female subject was not charged in this incident.

Just after midnight Monday, officers responded to another call for shots fired in the 100 block of Willis Road. Officers found the rear sliding glass door to an apartment was shattered after being struck by a single shot. All three suspects from the earlier incident were contacted and reported that their door was shot while they were inside the apartment. The three reportedly refused to provide any further information about the incident. No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to contact Dover PD at 302-736-7130 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

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