The wounded have been treated at Bayhealth Hospital, Dover.


Officers with the Dover Police Department have arrested 22-year-old Marquis Harris of Dover in connection with the Sept. 8 shooting of two people.

Dover Police Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said detectives developed Harris as a suspect and on Oct. 2 members of the First State Fugitive Task Force arrested him in Smyrna.

Harris is charged with two counts of first-degree assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, first-degree reckless endangering and criminal mischief.

He was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of an $81,000 cash bond.


Dover police are reporting two people were hurt during an early-morning shooting.

Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said the incident took place at about 2:22 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 in the first block of Nicholas Drive, off Route 8.

Police learned a large fight broke out in front of the home during a party, Hoffman said. During the fracas, an unknown black man fired several shots into the crowd, wounding a woman and man in the back.

The two were taken to Bayhealth Hospital’s Kent Campus for treatment; neither injury is considered life-threatening, Hoffman added.

Police are continuing their investigation; anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Dover police at 736-7130. Tips may be left anonymously.

Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at