Third Suspect Arrested in July 4th Shooting at Cannon Mills Apartments 8-12-2019

UPDATE:
The Dover Police Department is announcing the arrest of the third suspect involved in the July 4th shooting that occurred at Cannon Mills apartments.  Romeo Downs (17) was arrested in Bloomington, Indiana by the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force and is awaiting extradition to Delaware where he will face the following charges:
-Burglary 2nd Degree
-Assault 2nd Degree
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Reckless Endangering 1st Degree
-Criminal Mischief
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Gang Participation
-Theft Under $1,500

A photo of Downs was unavailable at the time of release.

 

 

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-20998

Date/Time:  Thursday, July 4th, 2019 at 6:24PM

Location: 100 Block of Katrina Way, (Cannon Mills Apartments) Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department has arrested two suspects involved in a shooting on the 4th of July.  At approximately 6:24PM, a 22-year-old victim entered his apartment in the 100 Block of Katrina Way and found three suspects inside of his apartment.  The victim confronted the suspects and noticed his bedroom was in disarray and money had been taken, at which point the suspects fled on foot.  The victim gave chase, when one suspect (Jason Brittingham, 18) turned and fired a gun, striking the victim once in the left side.  The bullet went through the victim and entered a home through an exterior wall.  The victim was able to identify two of the three suspects because they were known to him.

Christopher Evans (17), was apprehended by the Dover Police Department and US Marshal’s First State Fugitive Task Force in the downtown Dover area on July 30th, 2019.  He was committed to Stevenson House on the following charges:
-Burglary 2nd Degree
-Assault 2nd Degree
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Reckless Endangering 1st Degree
-Criminal Mischief
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Gang Participation
-Theft Under $1,500

Jason Brittingham (18) was arrested by the US Marshals on July 30th, 2019 in Raleigh, North Carolina and is being held pending extradition on the following charges:
-Burglary 2nd Degree
-Assault 2nd Degree
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Reckless Endangering 1st Degree
-Criminal Mischief
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Gang Participation
-Theft Under $1,500

Christopher Evans

Jason Brittingham

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