State Police Arrest Two Suspects in Shooting

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The Delaware State Police have arrested 61-year-old Howard Hampton of Magnolia, Delaware and 48-year-old Cheryl Brown of Magnolia, Delaware for a shooting that occurred yesterday evening.

On June 13, 2023, at approximately 6:45 p.m., troopers responded to the 100 block of Moores Drive in Magnolia regarding a shooting that had just occurred. Troopers discovered that a 45-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman had been walking on Moores Drive when a white pickup truck began approaching them. The front seat passenger shot at the couple several times as the truck drove by and fled the scene. Neither the man nor the woman was struck or injured by gunfire.

A trooper located the white pickup on Millchop Lane and stopped the truck as it pulled into a residential driveway. The trooper contacted the passenger, identified as Howard Hampton, and attempted to handcuff him, but Hampton pulled away and resisted arrest. Hampton was eventually detained and the driver, identified as Cheryl Brown, was also taken into custody. The gun used in the shooting was not recovered.

Both Hampton, a convicted felon prohibited from possessing firearms and/or ammunition, and Brown were taken to Troop 3, where they were charged with the following crimes:

Howard Hampton:

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Possession of Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Reckless Endangering First Degree (Felony) – 2 counts
  • Resisting Arrest

Hampton was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 7 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $40,100 cash bond.

Cheryl Brown:

  • Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)

Brown was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 7 and released on her own recognizance.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto

Released: 061423  1212



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