UPDATED: Centreville, Maryland Man Charged in Felton Shooting


UPDATED: 4/26/23–The Delaware State Police have charged 36-year-old Steven M. Smith of Centreville, Maryland for the murder of Charles Kupidlowski, which occurred in March. Smith had been awaiting extradition to Delaware from Maryland. Today, Smith was transported from the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center to Troop 2 by state detectives from the Department of Justice Extradition Unit. Smith was charged with Murder First Degree and Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony and arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2. Smith was committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $1,060,000 cash bond.

UPDATED – 03/18/23 – The Delaware State Police have identified the victim of the homicide that occurred on March 16 in Felton as 36 year old Charles Kupidlowski of Harrington.


ORIGINAL STORY – 03/17/23 – An arrest in a shooting Thursday that left one man dead in Felton. Delaware State Police continue to investigate but learned the suspect, 36 year old Steven Smith of Centreville, MD has been arrested in Maryland. The shooting occurred Thursday just after 4:15 on Reeves Crossing Road in Felton – Troopers found a 36 year old man with a gunshot wound to the upper body in the roadway. EMS attempted to treat the victim who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police learned the two men had an on-going dispute and Smith drive to Reeves Crossing Road to confront the victim, shot him with a rifle and returned to his home in Maryland where he was arrested by Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s officials.

Smith is awaiting extradition to Delaware to face charges of 1st degree murder and weapons offenses