UPDATED: 6th Arrest in July 2nd Shooting Incident in Dover

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UPDATED – 07/28/23 – A Dover teen has been arrested on gun charges. On July 2nd Delaware State Police were called to a shooting at a large party at the soccer field on Lewis Drive in Dover. Troopers found a 30 year old woman with a gunshot wound and two vehicles that also were struck by gunfire. Investigation led police to 19 year old Demetrice Hill as a suspect involved in the shooting.

On July 27, 2023, Detectives contacted Hill at his residence and executed a search warrant. Hill was taken into custody and taken to Troop 3 where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Under 21 (Felony) – 2 counts
  • Carrying a Concealed Firearm (Felony)

Hill was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $45,000 cash bond.

This remains an active and ongoing investigation. Police ask anyone who has information about this incident, knows the identities of the suspects, or has any images or video of the incident to contact Detective J. Lloyd at 302-698-8502 or Crime Stoppers at 800-847-3333.

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ORIGINAL STORY – 07/04/23 – Five people have been arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred Sunday night just after 6:30. Delaware State Police were called to a soccer field on Lewis Drive where a shooting took place during a large party. Police found a 30 year old woman with a gunshot wound and two vehicles that were struck – one occupied by two people who were not injured and the other unoccupied. Witnesses told police that several suspects were shooting at each other – one suspect left in a Mercury Milan, which Dover Police stopped just before 10pm. The five occupants – three adults and two juveniles were detained and charged with a variety of offenses. Police ask anyone with information to contact Detective Lloyd at 302-698-8502 or Crime Stoppers at 800-847-3333.

Sabre Bratcher:

  • Assault First Degree (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
  • Reckless Endangering First Degree (Felony) – 2 counts
  • Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)
  • Criminal Mischief Under $1000

Bratcher was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to Delores J. Baylor Womens Correctional Institution on $61,500 cash bond.

Jason Cruz:

  • Assault First Degree (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
  • Reckless Endangering First Degree (Felony) – 2 counts
  • Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)
  • Criminal Mischief Under $1000

Cruz was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $134,000 cash bond.

Taron Marsh:

  • Assault First Degree (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm by Person Under 21 (Felony)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
  • Reckless Endangering First Degree (Felony) – 2 counts
  • Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)
  • Criminal Mischief Under $1000

Marsh was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $126,500 cash bond.

17-year-old male:

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm by Person Under 21 (Felony)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)

The 17-year-old male was arraigned by Kent County Family Court and was released to his parent on a $5,000 unsecured bond.

16-year-old male:

  • Assault First Degree (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm by Person Under 21 (Felony)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
  • Reckless Endangering First Degree (Felony) – 2 counts
  • Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)
  • Criminal Mischief Under $1000

The 16-year-old male was arraigned by Kent Family Court and was released to his parent on a $10,000 unsecured bond.


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