UPDATED: Warrant Issued for 17-Year-Old in Connection With Carvel Gardens Shooting Incident Following Arrest of First Suspect


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UPDATED–4/3/24–Laurel Police have obtained warrants for the arrest of a second individual who was identified in connection with the shooting incident that occurred on February 11th at the Carvel Gardens Apartment Complex. According to police, this individual–a 17-year-old male from Seaford–was incarcerated in Maryland for an unrelated matter when the warrant was issued and will be extradited to Delaware upon his release.

UPDATED – 03/27/24–A person police have been looking for in connection with a shooting that occurred on February 11th in the Carvel Gardens has been taken into custody at an Ocean City, Maryland motel by the United States Marshal Service Fugitive Task Force. On February 23rd, a warrant was issued for the arrest of 22-year-old Branson Daniels of Laurel. He will be held in Maryland pending extradition to Delaware to face numerous felony and misdemeanor charges.

UPDATED – 03/04/24 – Laurel Police have identified a man now wanted for a shooting on February 11th at the Carvel Gardens Apartment Complex in Laurel. Police have warrants issued for 22 year old Branson Daniels for weapons and other offenses. Daniels is also wanted by the Seaford Police in regards to a vehicle pursuit that occurred on February 24th. Laurel Police continue to investigate and ask anyone with information to contact them at 302-875-2244 or Crime Stoppers at 800-847-3333.


UPDATED – 02/13/24 – The investigation into a shooting incident early Sunday morning in Laurel is continuing. Laurel Police say the shooting occurred inside a private residence in Carvel Gardens – three people were injured – two of them hospitalized. Police say the victims are a 17 year old male who suffered two gunshot wounds and a 26 year old female who suffered 7 gunshot wounds – both are listed in serious but stable condition. An 18 year old female suffered a graze wound and was treated and released on-scene. Police ask anyone with information to contact Detective Gardner at 302-875-2244 or Crime Stoppers at 800-847-3333.


UPDATED – 3:40pm – Laurel Police were called to Daniel Street around 2 Sunday morning for shots fired. When police arrived at the scene they saw a large number of people leaving an apartment – driving off in cars or on foot. And one vehicle refused to stop at the command of officers – and after a chase that ended with Seaford Police using stop sticks several people were arrested, questioned and later released. Police learned from the resident of the apartment that three people had been struck by gunfire. While investigating police found over 50 spent casings from a variety of firearms found inside and around the area. Laurel Police as anyone with information to contact Detective Gardner at 302-875-2244 or Crime Stoppers at 800-847-3333.


ORIGINAL STORY – 02/11/24 – 8:25am – Laurel Police were on the scene of a shooting early this morning in the area of Carvel Gardens Apartments on Daniel Street. Police believe this is an isolated incident, however there was a heavy police presence in the area with multiple police agencies assisting along with police K-9 and aviation. Police have not released any further information.