Troopers Arrest Milton Man for Felony Assault Following Shooting

Delaware State Police have arrested 66-year-old Terry Bratton of Milton, Delaware following a shooting that occurred Sunday morning in Felton.

On January 7, 2024, at approximately 1:32 a.m., troopers responded to Green Stinger Sports Bar, located at 9996 South Dupont Highway in Felton, for a report of a shooting that had occurred in the parking lot of the bar. Responding troopers were advised the suspect, later identified as Terry Bratton, was in the parking lot, pointing a gun at people. Upon arriving, troopers located Bratton in the parking lot armed with a gun and took him into custody without incident. Troopers learned that a 28-year-old man from Lincoln, Delaware, was being treated at an area hospital for a gunshot wound to his arm.

The preliminary investigation has revealed that Bratton and several other people were involved in an argument inside and when the bar was closing, they continued to argue in the parking lot. The group continued to argue in the parking lot, at which point, Bratton pulled a gun from his right side and shot the victim.

Bratton was transported to Troop 3 where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Assault 1st Degree (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Reckless Endangering 1st Degree (Felony) – 6 counts
  • Terroristic Threatening – 4 counts
  • Possession of a Firearm While Under the Influence

Bratton was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 7 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $161,000 secured bond.

Delaware State Police Troop 3 Criminal Investigations Unit is still investigating this shooting. Detectives are asking anyone who witnessed or has information regarding this case to contact Detective J. Baldwin by calling 302-698-8426. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit / Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at

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