Obadiah D. Miller,18, of Magnolia, is accused of shooting Lionel Butler in the chest Nov. 24.


The man wanted for the killing of a 10-year-old Magnolia boy surrendered to state police at Troop 3 in Camden shortly after midnight Nov. 28, said Sgt. Paul Shavack.

Obadiah D. Miller, 18, of Magnolia, stands charged with first-degree murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and carrying a concealed deadly weapon. He is being held without bail at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, Shavack said.

Miller allegedly shot Lionel Butler Nov. 24 at a mobile home park on Nascar Lane, off Irish Hill Road.

According to police, the victim was gathered with a group of youths in the neighborhood southwest of Magnolia around 5:30 p.m., when Miller allegedly produced a gun and fired it, striking Butler in the chest.

The boy was taken to BayHealth Kent General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Shavack said Miller fled on foot after the shooting.

As of yet, police aren’t certain what led to the shooting, or if it was accidental.

“We don’t know at this time. We don’t have information that there was any altercation,” Shavack said.