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Arrests Made in Del. Drug Deal Shooting

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BEAR, Del.– Delaware State Police arrested two suspects Saturday for participating in a drug deal and shooting the drug dealer in the Sunset Station shopping center in Bear, according to authorities.

Police arrested Brandon Burns, 18, of Newark, Del., and Rebecca L. Evans, 23, of Newark, Del., Saturday evening after shooting a 23-year-old male in the back of their silver Oldsmobile, officials say.

Burns and Evans met the dealer shortly after 10 a.m. to buy heroin, according to police. Investigators said that in the middle of the exchange, Burns, in the passenger seat, fired the gun into the dealer’s upper body and fled the scene.

The victim escaped to a business and emergency responders sent him to Christina Hospital Trauma Center, police said. He remains in critical condition.

After investigation, detectives found Burns and Evans at their home in Newark, according to police. The Oldsmobile, parked in front of the house, had remnants of blood and bleach in the rear passenger seat, where the suspects tried to destroy the evidence.

Police charged Burns with first-degree attempted robbery, first-degree assault and firearm possession during commission of a felony and are holding him at the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $180,000 bond.

Evans was charged with hindering prosecution and released on $1,000 bond.

Troopers continue to investigate the shooting.

 
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