UPDATE: Arrest Made in Mitscher Road Homicide
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Date/Time: Sunday, May 13th, 2018 at 2:04AM
Location: Unit Block of Mitscher Road, Dover, DE
Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
The Dover Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred early Sunday morning. At approximately 2:04AM, officers responded to the Unit Block of Mitscher Road for reports of multiple gun shots being fired. Upon arrival, officers located several shell casings, but no victims or witnesses. A short time later, it was learned that there was a victim that arrived at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital with a gun shot wound to the back. The victim was identified as 20-year-old Jameir Vann-Robinson of Smyrna, Delaware. Jameir Vann-Robinson was pronounced dead as a result of the injury he sustained a short time after his arrival at the hospital.
The Dover Police Department has charged two men in the shooting death of Jamier Vann-Robinson that occurred on Sunday morning on Mitscher Road. Both Eugene Riley (18, Milford) and Ahmir Bailey (19, Lincoln) were taken into custody by Dover Police detectives without incident during a traffic stop on Monday, May 14th.
During the investigation, it was learned that the victim and a friend were exiting a home in the Unit Block of Mitscher Road following a house party. While walking back to their vehicle, the victim was involved in a verbal argument with the suspects. During that time the suspects fired several shots, one of which struck the victim in the back. It was learned that the suspects were in a silver Chevrolet Cobalt prior to the shooting, which both suspects were in when taken into custody on May 14th.
Detectives also learned that the suspects had been in Dick’s Sporting Goods on May 11th, looking at ammunition. After reviewing surveillance footage, it was determined that the suspects had shoplifted several boxes of handgun ammunition from the store. Once Bailey and Riley were taken into custody, detectives conducted a search warrant at a residence on Cubbage Pond Road in Lincoln, Delaware. During the search, detectives found a loaded .40 caliber handgun, a box of 9mm ammunition, and a loaded 9mm magazine. It was later discovered that the handgun was reported stolen in a burglary that occurred on May 10th, 2018 currently being investigated by the Delaware State Police.
Both Bailey and Riley were charged with the following offenses:
-Murder 1st Degree
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Reckless Endangering 1st Degree
-Conspiracy 1st Degree
-Possession of a Stolen Firearm
-Shoplifting Under $1500
-Conspiracy 3rd Degree
Both suspects were committed to JTVCC in default of $530,500 cash bond.