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Updated: Second Suspect Arrested in Dover Double Homicide

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Matthew Harrington, 23, of Philadelphia Matthew Harrington, 23, of Philadelphia
Salem Shabazz, 21, of Philadelphia (Photo: DSP) Salem Shabazz, 21, of Philadelphia (Photo: DSP)

DOVER, Del.- Police have arrested a second suspect wanted in connection with a Dover area home invasion that left one person injured and two others dead over the weekend. 

The Delaware State Police and the First State Fugitive Task Force, the Eastern Pennsylvania Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force and the Norristown Police Department located Saleem Shabazz, 21, of Philadelphia Thursday on East Jacoby Street in Norristown, Pa. Police said Shabazz was taken into custody at approximately 5 p.m. without incident. He is being held at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1 million cash bail. 

Delaware State Police said the other suspect, 23-year-old Matthew Harrington, of Philadelphia, turned himself into the Buckingham Township Police Department in Buckingham, Pa. on Sunday. 

Police said both two suspects are facing first-degree murder, attempted robbery and related charges in connection with the home invasion that happened just before 2 a.m. Saturday on the 1400 block of John Clark Road.

Police said a woman reported her 52-year-old father had been shot by one of the suspects after they entered the home. Police identified the 52-year-old man as Clifton Leager, of Dover. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, Leager's adult son was also in the home when he heard the struggle. He was shot during the incident. He was later treated and released from a local hospital. The suspects then ran way and but the son chased after them, troopers said. 

Police said that during the foot chase, shots were fired and a woman, who police tell WBOC traveled with the suspects, was shot. She was later identified as 18-year-old Haley Henwood, of Philadelphia. She later died at the hospital.

Police found Henwood on Gary Kratzer's property on David Hall Road.

"I heard them talk about a blood trail," said Kratzer. "Their dog got on the blood trail, came down in front of the house, came up the driveway here. The dog went immediately back to the shed. That's where the body of the young lady was found."

On the WBOC Facebook page, a woman identifying herself as Henwood's godmother wrote that she had "made a very poor choice that unfortunately ended her life."

Kratzer said even though this all happened so close to his home, he is not all that worried. Police haven't released a motive but say this shooting was not random.

"They were there for a reason. They didn't hit any other house. They hit that house for a reason. I believe it's an isolated incident," Kratzer said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective D. Grassi at (302) 365-8441. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

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