UPDATE – Arrest Made in South Bradford Street Homicide
**UPDATE 10/21/22**- The Dover Police Department has arrested Duante Morrison, 30, of Dover, Delaware for the October 16th shooting death of Jesse Holley. Through the investigation, Morrison was developed as a suspect and Detectives obtained a warrant for his arrest. On October 20 at approximately 6:00 p.m., members of the United States First State Fugitive Task Force, US Marshals Capital Area Regional Task Force, Dover Police Drugs, Vice and Organized Crime Unit, and Delaware Probation and Parole responded to Independant Strap Metal at 883 Horsepond Road Dover, DE after receiving information that Morrison was at the business. Officers contacted Morrison at the business and he was taken into custody without incident.
Morrison was transported to Dover Police where he was arraigned and committed to SCI on $1,092,200 cash bail on the following charges:
-Murder First Degree
-Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
-Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person
-Reckless Endangering First Degree (2x)
-Criminal Mischief Under $1,000 (2x)
**UPDATE 10/17/22 – VICTIM IDENTIFIED** The Dover Police Department continues to investigate the homicide that occurred yesterday, October 16th, on South Bradford Street. The victim in this case has been identified as Jesse Holley (29) of Dover, Delaware.
If you wish to provide information on this case please 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 delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.
Incident Number: 50-22-32148
Date/Time: Sunday, October 16, 2022, at 1:12 a.m.
Location: 100 block of South Bradford Street, Dover, DE
Contact: Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid Email: Ryan.Schmid@cj.state.de.us
Narrative: The Dover Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred early Sunday morning on South Bradford Street. The investigation began at approximately 1:12 a.m., when Dover Police received a call for a shooting in the 100 block of South Bradford Street. Upon arrival, officers and medical personnel located the victim, a 29-year-old male, with a gun shot wound to his lower body. First responders began providing medical attention to the victim and he was transported to Bayhealth Kent Campus, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The name of the victim is being withheld until next of kin has been notified.
If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Dover Police Victim Services Unit is available to provide help and guidance. You can contact the Victim Services Unit at 302-736-7134 or by email at: Diane.Glenn@cj.state.de.us
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