Victim Identified In Capital Green Murder

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**UPDATE** The Dover Police Department has identified Randy Bolden, 54, of Seaford, DE as the victim who died as a result of the shooting in Capital Green last week.

**ORIGINAL RELEASE**

Incident Number:
 50-24-15984

Date/Time:  Wednesday, May 8th, 2024 at 10:26 a.m.

Location: 400 Block of River Road, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid¬† ¬†Email: [email protected]

Narrative: The Dover Police Department has arrested a 17-year-old male, of Dover, on murder charges, following a shooting that occurred Wednesday morning. The investigation began at 10:26 a.m., when Dover Police Department was called for shots fired from within a residence located in the 400 block of River Road. Officers responded and located the victim, a 54-year-old male of Seaford, inside of the residence, who had sustained a gun shot wound to his upper body as a result of the shooting. Officers and emergency medical personnel rendered aid to the victim on scene until he was transported to Bayhealth Kent Campus. Tragically, the 54-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital as a result of his injuries. The victim’s name is being withheld pending family notifications.

The ensuing investigation revealed that the 54-year-old victim and the suspect were involved in a verbal and physical altercation inside of the residence. During this altercation, the 17-year-old obtained a firearm and shot the victim. The suspect left the residence prior to Police arrival.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., the 17-year-old came to Dover Police Department to turn himself in. He was taken into custody without incident.

The 17-year-old was committed to Stevenson House Detention Center on $535,000 cash bail on the following charges:
-Murder in the First Degree
-Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
-Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited

The 17-year-old is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Dover Police Victim Services Unit is available to provide help and guidance. You can contact the Victim Services Unit¬† by email at: [email protected]

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