Ongoing Investigation Into Shooting Leads To Arrest Of Dover Man

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 10.10.2019   Incident #51.19.10095 @0034 Hours

On 10.08.2019 Milford Police arrested a Dover man after a warrant was obtained following a September shooting in Brightway Commons.  On 09.05.2019 at approximately 12:34 am officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded Brightway Commons to investigate a possible shots fired incident.  Further investigation into this matter developed William Harris, 28 of Dover, as one of the individuals allegedly involved. Several of those rounds struck an unoccupied vehicle.  Investigation also revealed Mr. Harris allegedly removed evidence from the scene prior to fleeing.  On 10.08.2019 Mr. Harris was apprehended by the United States Marshal’s First State Fugitive Task Force in Milford.  Mr. Harris has been charged with Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Possession of a Weapon in a Safe School Zone, Giving a Firearm to Person Prohibited, Tampering With Physical Evidence, Conspiracy Second Degree, and Criminal Mischief Over $1000.  Mr. Harris was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $67,500.00 secured.  Mr. Harris was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution and is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 10.18.2019 for a preliminary hearing.  This investigation is still active and updates will be released as the information becomes available.




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