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Delaware teenager accused of climbing into parked vehicle, shooting man during robbery gone wrong, police say

Source: MEGA; Delaware State Police

Mar. 28 2022, Published 2:33 p.m. ET

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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.

Source: MEGA; Delaware State Police

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