Victim From July 23rd Stabbing Incident Dies of Injuries, First Homicide in Dover Since February of 2013
20-year-old Rashaad Lewis, the victim in the July 23rd stabbing incident (details below), was declared deceased just after 5:00PM on Monday, August 11th. Lewis had been admitted at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital since the incident due to the injuries he sustained in the stabbing. The defendants in this case (Shaquille Bolden & Kinon Teat) will now face charges of 1st Degree Murder in addition to the charges they have already been arraigned on. Both are currently held at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of $1,000,000 cash bond. Details of this case can be found below.
Lewis’ death is the 1st homicide in the City of Dover in 2014, and the first since February 1, 2013 when 18-year-old Imeer Waddell was shot outside of Whatcoat Apartments. An arrest was also made in that case leading to a conviction in March of 2014. Details of that case can be found here: http://wp.me/p407do-Em
Officer Releasing Information: Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
Incident #: 50-14-19128 Date/Time: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 3:42PM
Location: Unit Block of South New Street, Dover, DE
1st Update: On Thursday, July 24th, Shaquille Bolden and Kinon Teat facing increased pressure by Dover Police Detectives, turned themselves in at Delaware State Police Troop 3 just after 8:00PM. Bolden and Teat were transported back to the Dover Police Department for further questioning and were arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 7. Both are being held at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of $1,000,000 Cash bond each.
Two men are being sought for attempted murder, along with several other charges after large fight occurred in the unit block of South New Street. Police responded to the area at approximately 3:42PM after receiving a call that a large fight with approximately 20 people was occurring. Upon arrival, officers were directed towards a 20-year-old victim that sustained numerous knife wounds to his chest. The victim was rushed to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital for immediate life-saving surgery. The victim is now listed in critical but stable condition. Investigative efforts by Dover Police Officers led to the identification of Shaquille Bolden (19) and Kinon Teat (18) as the assailants in the knife attack. Dover Police have obtained warrants for the suspects and are currently wanted on the below listed charges. The reason for the large fight is unknown at this time. Anyone with any information is asked to call 302-736-7111. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips can also be submitted to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on-line at www.tipsubmit.com.