UPDATED: Dover Man Arrested in Sunday Night Murder


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UPDATED – 04/22/24 – Dover Police have identified the 15 year old who was shot and killed on April 14 in the area of South Governors Avenue as Elijah Kellum of Dover.


ORIGINAL STORY – 04/15/24 – A shooting in the area of South Governors Avenue and West Reed Street in Dover left a 15 year old victim dead Sunday night. Dover Police were called around 8:30pm – their investigation led to the arrest of 19 year old Breshawn Best of Dover on charges of 1st degree murder.

Police say the 15 year old victim was walking when a group of suspects ambushed him and fired multiple shots at the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Best was identified as one of the people responsible for the shooting and was arrested and charged with the following offenses:

  • Murder First Degree
  • Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of Ammunition By a Person Prohibited
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Conspiracy First Degree

Best was committed to SCI on $1,086,000 cash bail.