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Man Arrested in Dover Homicide

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Rondree Campbell, wearing a red shirt, was in court Thursday for an arraignment. (Photo: WBOC/Mike Chesney) Rondree Campbell, wearing a red shirt, was in court Thursday for an arraignment. (Photo: WBOC/Mike Chesney)

DOVER, Del.– Dover police have arrested a man in connection with a murder that occurred over the weekend.

Officers arrested 22-year-old Rondree Campbell of Milford on Wednesday after he checked in at the Dover Probation and Parole Office. On Thursday, Campbell was taken into court for an arraignment.

Police said Campbell is responsible for the death of 36-year-old Sylvester Williams.

Police said that late Sunday night, Nov. 1, Campbell fired a gun multiple times in the area of South New Street. Authorities said that approximately 10 minutes later, he returned and fired multiple shots again, with one round killing Williams while several other bullets struck an occupied home on South New Street.  Campbell later admitted to being the shooter in both of those incidents, police said. 

Police said Williams, a Middletown resident, was in the area to help a family member move. According to police, detectives believe Williams was not the intended target and that Campbell was seeking retaliation after a fight that occurred prior to the shooting, which Williams was not involved in. 

After the shooting, Williams was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.

The Sunday night homicide was the seventh in Dover this year, making 2015 the deadliest year in Dover in more than 25 years. And it could be much longer than that. The available data only went back to 1988.

Campbell faces 14 charges including first-degree murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, carry concealed deadly weapon and nine counts of first-degree reckless endangering. He was ordered held in the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center. 

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