A Delaware teenager is accused of getting into the vehicle of a man and shooting him during a botched robbery, law enforcement officials said.
Shortly before 4 p.m. on March 24, a 33-year-old man was behind the wheel of a parked vehicle in Dover when the suspect, later identified as 18-year-old Marcus Bailey, allegedly got into the back seat, Delaware State Police said.
“Marcus engaged in a conversation with the victim before demanding the victim’s property,” police claimed.
At some point during the encounter, police said, the victim was shot in the upper torso.
Bailey fled, and the shooting victim was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.
On March 26, authorities took Bailey into custody without incident during a traffic stop in a Wawa convenience store parking lot.
Bailey was booked into the Sussex Correctional Institute on multiple felony charges, including first-degree murder, robbery, and firearm offenses.
He was being held on a $1.12 cash bond.
Become a Front Page Detective
Sign up to receive breaking
Front Page Detectives
news and exclusive investigations.