*Update – Suspect Arrested* Delaware State Police Homicide Unit Conducting Criminal Investigation – Delaware State Police

Date posted: Saturday, September 10, 2022

Delaware State Police Arrested Kevin Shorter, 24, of Georgetown, DE, for attempted murder and related charges following an incident on Wednesday evening.

On September 7, 2022, at approximately 9:53 p.m., the Georgetown Police Department responded to the Royal Farms, located at 20579 DuPont Boulevard, in reference to an assault complaint. The investigation revealed that the victim, a 38-year-old man from Georgetown, was assaulted by an unknown man with a baseball bat inside the convenience store. The seriously injured victim was transported to a local hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

Through investigative means, detectives determined that Kevin Shorter was the suspect and they obtained a warrant for his arrest. On September 10, 2022, at approximately 12:25 a.m., soldiers located Shorter in the Rehoboth Beach area and arrested him without incident.

Shorter was brought back to Troop 7 and charged with the following crimes:

  • Attempted first degree murder (felony)
  • Possession of a deadly weapon while committing a crime (Felony)

Shorter was arraigned before Justice of the Peace #3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Facility on $155,000.00 cash bond.

The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit took over this investigation at the request of the Georgetown Police Department. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective D. Grassi by calling 302-365-8441. Information can also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or via the Internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness to a crime or has lost a loved one to sudden death and needs help, the Police Victim Services Unit State of Delaware / Delaware Victim Support Center is available to provide you with 24-hour support and resources through a toll-free helpline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You can also email the Victim Services Unit at [email protected].

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