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Sussex Countian
  • Final two suspects arrested in Harbeson shooting

  • Two men wanted in connection with the Nov. 18 shooting of a 23-year-old Harbeson man turned themselves in to state police on Monday.
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  • Two men wanted in connection with the Nov. 18 shooting of a 23-year-old Harbeson man turned themselves in to state police on Monday.
    The alleged gunman, 22-year-old Greenwood resident Mark A. Phillips, turned himself in at Troop 7 in Lewes, where he was charged with attempted first-degree murder, robbery, conspiracy and other crimes, police said.
    He is being held at the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $752,500 cash bond.
    Teveya W. Brittingham, a 24-year-old Lewes resident turned himself in at Troop 4 in Georgetown, where he was charged with robbery, conspiracy and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, police said.
    He was later released on a $21,000 unsecured bond.
    A third suspect in the shooting, 25-year-old Georgetown resident Jarrel H. Flowers, turned himself in to police on Nov. 18 and was charged with robbery, conspiracy and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony
    As of last week, he was being at SCI on a $42,000 cash bond.
    A Delaware State Police spokesman said Tuesday that the shooting resulted from a drug deal gone bad.
    Phillips, Brittingham and Flowers initially met the victim at a Wawa south of Lewes where they made plans to meet at a home on Nika Lane in Harbeson for a possible drug transaction, police said.
    After arriving at the home, Phillips and the victim reportedly began arguing, resulting in Phillips shooting the victim multiple times in the lower extremities Phillips and his accomplices then fled the area in a minivan, police said.
    Troopers were called to the home at about 1:20 a.m., where they discovered the victim, who has not been identified.
    The man was taken to an unidentified hospital where he underwent surgery for his wounds. Police said the injuries were not life-threatening.

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