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Update: Arrests Made in May 23rd Shooting at Manchester Square 7-7-2019

The Dover Police Department is announcing the arrest of two suspects involved in the shooting of two people in the Manchester Square community on May 23rd, 2019.

During the investigation into this incident, detectives identified Brandon Scott (17) and Johnny Bottomley (21) as suspects in the case.

On June 13th, 2019, Scott was taken into custody at his residence in the 400 Block of Ann Avenue by the US Marshall’s First State Fugitive Task Force and was committed to Stevenson House on $97,000 cash bond.

On July 3rd, 2019, Bottomley was arrested by the Smyrna Police Department and committed to SCI on a $29,000 cash bond.

Both subjects were charged with the following offenses:
-Possession of a Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Illegal Gang Participation
-Assault 2nd Degree (2x)
-Reckless Endangering 1st Degree
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree

Johnny Bottomley
Brandon Scott









Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-15609

Date/Time: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at 10:31PM

Location: Unit Block of Stevenson Drive, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


Dover Police are investigating a shooting that left a man and woman injured on Thursday night.  At approximately 10:31PM, the male and female victim were outside a residence in the Unit Block of Stevenson Drive in the Manchester Square neighborhood, when two unknown black male suspects approached and fired multiple shots at them.  Both the male and female victim were struck once in the the lower extremities and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  The suspects were described as black males, with one wearing all black, and the other wearing a black and white jacket.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous.  Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delawarecrimestoppers.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.