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Second Suspect Arrested in Dover Double Homicide

Posted: Updated: Oct 23, 2015 12:10 PM
Saleem Shabazz Saleem Shabazz
Matthew Harrington Matthew Harrington

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

Delaware State Police said 21-year-old Saleem Shabazz, of Philadelphia, was taken into custody without incident at around 5 p.m. Thursday, in Norristown, Pa. Troopers said Shabazz is awaiting extradition to Delaware and is being held in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1 million cash bail. 

The other suspect in the homicide, 23-year-old Matthew Harrington, also of Philadelphia, turned himself in to the Buckingham Township Police Department in Buckingham, Pa., on Sunday night, Oct. 18. He is being held in the Bucks County Correctional Center while awaiting extradition to Delaware, according to police.

Both 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, Oct. 17, 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 but the son chased after them, troopers said. 

Police said that during the foot chase, shots were fired and a woman, who 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 have not released a motive but say the shooting was not random.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective D. Grassi at (302) 365-8441.

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