Two men have been arrested by Harrington Police following an investigation into a June shooting that resulted in a half-dozen people being taken to the hospital.
During the course of their investigation, detectives identified two suspects, Elijah Desir, 19, of Seaford, and Laquan Johnson, 17, of Harrington, said police spokesman Lt. Earl K. Brode. Johnson was arrested without incident July 21 at his home in the 100 block of Fleming Street, Brode said.
Desir turned himself in to Harrington Police on July 23, he said.
The shooting took place at around 1:15 a.m. June 28 in the 100 block of East Street during a birthday party with between 200 and 300 people in attendance, Brode said. Six people were hit by bullets and taken to local hospitals, but all have since been released, Brode said.
Johnson is charged with possessing, purchasing, owning or controlling a firearm by a person prohibited, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, first-degree reckless endangering and inciting a riot. He was sent to the William N. Stevenson Center and is being held on a $61,000 secured bond.
Desir was charged with six counts of first-degree assault and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, He is being held at the Sussex Correctional Institution, Georgetown, on a $140,000 cash-only bond.
Brode said the department’s investigation was assisted by the Delaware State Police, the Felton Police Department and agents from Delaware Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement.
Detectives from the Harrington Police Department are continuing the investigation and anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Harrington Police Department at (302) 398-4493 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.