**Update With Arrest** On 12.27.2018 Mr. Morris turned himself in to officers at the Milford Police Department. Mr. Morris was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $159,100.00 cash. Mr. Morris was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution and is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 01.04.2019 for a Preliminary Hearing.
UPDATE: 12/27/2018 at 4:148pm by Pfc M. Stanton
The Milford Police Department has obtained arrest warrants for DERRECK MORRIS 36 year old man from Lincoln, Delaware in connection with the shooting at Brightway Commons on December 23, 2018. The Milford Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating him. Morris in considered armed and dangerous. Do not approach and PLEASE CONTACT Det. Timothy Webb, US Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force at 302-422-8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 to report Morris’ whereabouts. Tips can be anonymously be left online at milfordpolicede.org/tips/
Incident #: 51-18-14253 Reported: December 23, 2018 at 7:44 p.m.
Location: Brightway Commons Apartment Complex, Milford, Kent County, DE
Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 12/24/2018 at 0015 hours
On 12/23/2018 at approximately 1944 hours, the Milford Police Department was dispatched to a shots fired incident at Brightway Commons Apartment Complex. Officers learned that a bullet had entered into a residence and struck a 4 year old child. The child was transported to Bayhealth: Milford Memorial Hospital and was later transferred to A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital in stable condition. Detectives responded to the scene and through investigation learned that an altercation occurred between multiple subjects in the courtyard on the south side of Allen Way. Investigation revealed that during the altercation an unknown subject fired a handgun and one of the bullets is believed to have been the one to strike the child.
Detectives are asking anyone with information on the subjects involved in the altercation or witnessed the altercation to contact 302.422.8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.TIP.3333. Tips can also be submitted online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/tips/