An 18-year-old Selbyville man faces attempted murder charges after he allegedly shot a 25-year-old woman in the head and attempted to shoot a 49-year-old man.
According to the Delaware State Police, Devon N. Gordon was taken into custody Oct. 1 shortly after the Selbyville Police Department responded to a residence on Hosier Street following a 911 call stating a woman had been shot. Upon arrival, police said they found the woman sitting outside of a car in front of the residence with a gunshot wound to her head. Police said she was flown to Christiana Hospital where she is in critical condition.
An investigation conducted by the DSP revealed Gordon left his house around 3 a.m. and met with the victim in a Jeep parked outside the residence. During the meeting, police said Gordon allegedly shot the victim one time in the head. Police said a man who lives with Gordon and his mother heard the gunshot and then heard banging at the front door. Police said upon going to check on the commotion, the man heard another gunshot and turned to look out the back door, where the glass had just been shattered by a bullet. Police said the man saw Gordon standing with a gun pointed directly at him, and was able to open the back door and quickly disarm him. Police said Gordon was allowed back in the house and proceeded to the second floor where he obtained a second handgun. Police said the man was again able to wrestle the weapon away from Gordon, but not before a single gunshot was fired, narrowly missing the man. Police said the man received minor injuries but refused treatment on scene.
Police said the female victim was located by her father after he heard the gunshot and he was able to administer first aid until emergency personnel arrived.
Gordon reportedly told police that he had done acid prior to the incident; however Cpl. Gary Fournier of the DSP said that does not have bearing on the investigation and the crimes that Gordon allegedly committed.
Gordon is charged with two counts of first degree attempted murder and three counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $310,000 cash only bond.