Trader Arrested In Connection With Downtown Shooting


T. Trader***Updated****

On Sunday, May 28 the Milford Police Criminal Division arrested Teonce S. Trader, 22yo, of Pocomoke City, Maryland in connection with this incident. Detectives states they obtained a warrant for Trader’s arrest and he was taken into custody on Wednesday, May 23 by the Maryland State Police and then extradited to the Milford Police on Sunday, May 28. Trader was charged with Assault 1st Degree, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm by Person Prohibited, Reckless Endangering 1st Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Conspiracy 2nd Degree. Trader was arraigned and committed to SCI in default of $140,000 cash bond. The investigation is still ongoing.


The Milford Police Department is asking the public’s help with information in a shooting that occurred on Sunday, May 12 around 1:10am. According to police, detectives discovered that the shooting stemmed from an altercation between partons at Park Place Bar. Police state that once the patrons exited the bar at closing time, the altercation ensued and escalated. During the altercation someone displayed and fired a firearm, and as a result, a 28yo male victim suffered a gunshot wound. The male victim suffered life threatening injuries, was transported to Christiana Care Hospital and is now in stable condition. Police state that investigation revealed that the altercation escalated between the parking lot of Park Place bar and the surrounding business parking lots. The Milford Police Criminal Division asks that anyone with information about this incident contact Detective John Horsman or Detective Dwight Young at the Milford Police Department at 302-422-8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-TIP-3333 or