OCPD arrest pair in July assault
OCEAN CITY, Md. – Two suspects are in custody in connection to an armed robbery and shooting that took place in late July in Ocean City.
Just after 9 p.m. on July 26th, officers responded to a call for a possible shooting at a residence in the 144th Street area. Officers made contact with a victim suffering from a head injury, not a gunshot wound as was originally reported. The victim was seen by Ocean City EMS and refused further medical treatment.
Throughout the investigation, the victim reported that he had invited the suspects over to his residence. One of the suspects allegedly pulled out a revolver once inside the residence and demanded the victim’s personal property. An altercation broke out between the suspects and the victim, which led to the victim being hit on the head with the revolver. During the struggle, a shot was fired inside the unit, and the suspects stole some of the victim’s personal property before leaving the residence.
Following an extensive investigation, detectives were able to identify the suspects as 19-year-old Nasir Waters of Bishopville and a 15-year-old male from Selbyville. Warrants were obtained for both suspects, in addition to a search and seizure warrant on a residence.
On September 2nd, detectives executed the search warrant, locating a handgun matching the description of the weapon used during the incident, along with various controlled dangerous substances and packaging materials. Waters was at the residence at the time of the search and was taken into custody. The juvenile was located at his residence in Selbyville by the Delaware State Police Governor’s Task Force.
Waters was charged with conspiracy to commit first degree murder, attempted first and second degree murder, armed robbery, first and second degree assault, and other firearm and theft related charges. He was held without bond.
The 15-year-old was waived to adult status and charged with conspiracy to commit first degree murder, attempted first and second degree murder, armed robbery, first and second degree assault, theft, as well as other related firearm charges. He was held without bond.