NEWARK, DE — New Castle County Police Detectives say they continue to investigate the shooting from the Four Seasons community. On Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at approximately 8:56 p.m. officers from the New Castle County Division of Police responded to the unit block of Clipper Court – Newark in reference to a shooting investigation. When officers arrived, they located a 25-year-old suspect deceased on the home’s second floor due to multiple gunshot wounds. Officers also located a 25-year-old victim inside the residence who sustained a gunshot wound to a lower extremity. Patrol officers on the scene assisted with administering first aid.
Detectives from the New Castle County Criminal Investigations Unit arrived on the scene and assumed the investigation. Detectives allege their investigation revealed that the 25-year-old suspect along with Malik Dennison (24), and Nadir Everett (20) responded to the residence on Clipper Court. Once on scene, the 25-year-old suspect and Everett entered the home while armed with a firearm. They then threatened the homeowner and began removing miscellaneous property from the home. During this time, the homeowner was able to retrieve a firearm at which point he shot both intruders. The homeowner was also struck by gunfire in his lower extremity by one of the suspects.
Nadir Everett, who was shot multiple times fled from the scene along with Malik Dennison and responded to Christiana Hospital Emergency Room. Patrol Officers responded to the hospital and took both suspects into custody. Nadir Everett remains at Christiana Hospital in reference to treatment for multiple gunshot wounds.
The homeowner was transported to a nearby hospital in reference to the gunshot wound to his lower extremity. He remains in stable condition. The investigation revealed that the incident was not random, and the victim was targeted.
Both Nadir Everett and Malik Dennison have been charged for their roles in the home invasion.
Nadir Everett (20) of Philadelphia was charged with one felony count of assault in the first degree, one felony count of burglary in the first degree, three felony counts of aggravated menacing, one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, one count of wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, and one felony count of conspiracy in the second degree.
Malik Dennison (24) of Newark was charged with one felony count of assault in the first degree, one felony count of burglary in the first degree, three felony counts of aggravated menacing, one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and one felony count of conspiracy in the second degree.
Arraignments are still pending. The third suspect’s name is being withheld currently until his family is notified.
Detectives say this remains an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information or surveillance footage pertaining to this incident is asked to contact Detective Eric Christopher at (302) 395-8110 or by email at [email protected] Citizens can also call the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at (302) 573-2800 or you can submit a tip via (IM) on the New Castle County Division of Police Facebook page or through Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 http://www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.
Information is subject to change at any time as additional details may emerge. Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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