Two men arrested in shooting death of Laurel man

Two men have been arrested for the shooting death of a 49-year-old Laurel man on Thursday.

Delaware State Police say they responded to the 18000 block of Laurel Road just after midnight on reports of a shooting. When officers arrived, they found the victim with a gunshot wound to his torso. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

An investigation determined that the victim had gotten into an altercation with 18-year-old Josiah Garrison of Denton, MD and 21-year-old Ramon Duker of Millsboro. Police say after the victim was shot in the altercation, the men allegedly held an acquaintance of the victim at gunpoint to drive away from the scene.

Police apprehended the suspects after they went to Beebe Medical Center in Lewes to treat an injury.

Duker and Garrison face several charges, including:

Murder First Degree (Felony)
Robbery First Degree (Felony)
Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
Kidnapping Second Degree (Felony)
Conspiracy First Degree (Felony)

Both suspects have been arraigned and lodged at SCI on $1,146,000 cash bond. Delaware State Police are asking any potential witnesses to contact them at 302-741-2821 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.

Photo: Delaware State Police

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