Suspect in custody.
Delaware State Police are investigating an incident in which a 21-year-old Seaford man was shot outside a local dairy market.
The investigation began on Monday, May 1, around 6:306:24 p.m., when police were called to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital's Emergency Room for a report of a male shooting victim. Troopers learned that a 21-year-old male had been shot from behind in the upper torso area while he was leaving the De-Lux Dairy Market located at 10599 Concord Road. The victim was transported by a friend in a private vehicle to the hospital, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Through further investigation, troopers learned that the victim had been inside the De-Lux Dairy Market visiting with a friend. When he walked outside, he heard gunshots due to some sort of altercation in the parking lot and began to run. As he was running, he fell to the ground and a friend that was with him told him that he had been shot and was bleeding from his back.
No other individuals were injured as a result of this incident.
While troopers were on the scene of the shooting, they were contacted by a relative of the suspect and provided with his information. At about 9:25 p.m. that same evening, 21-year-old Antonio Britt, of Laurel, turned himself in to detectives at Troop 4 in Georgetown. He was charged with first-degree assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, first-degree reckless endangering and second-degree conspiracy. He was jailed on $52,500 secured bond and was released after posting it.
If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact the Detective K. Archer at 302-752-3791. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”