UPDATED: Family Fight Leads to Gun Shot In West Rehoboth Beach


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UPDATED – 8/3/18 – 9:30am – Two suspects have been arrested by Delaware State Police after a fight led to a weapon being fired.  Police say just after 11 Thursday morning police were called to Johnson Street where they found a 19 year old man with injuries.  The teen was visiting his mother’s home when his sister, 21 year old Delilah Boyer of Harrington and her 21 year old boyfriend Marvin Burton of Rehoboth showed up.  The two men got into a fight and Boyer drove towards her brother – missing him and hitting a tree.   Burton got a handgun from the glove box and a struggle began between Burton and the 19 year old, who was hit in the head with the weapon which went off during the struggle.  Their mother came outside and got into a fight with her daughter until Boyer and Burton left the area.  Police found Boyer alone in the car and arrested her – Burton was arrested at his home.  Both face multiple charges.  The loaded weapon was recovered at the scene.


A physical struggle by Marvin Burton, who reportedly pistol-whipped 19-year-old Antonio Boyer, on Hebron Road in West Rehoboth Beach, resulted in a gun firing. There were no injuries from the gunshot.

A struggle over a gun resulted in Boyer being struck in the head.
Both parties are in custody.
There are erroneous reports of a gun incident at the Giant Food Store in Rehoboth Beach reported on social media.  The reports are unsubstantiated.
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