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Laurel Man Arrested for Stabbing of Two People

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Dwight L. Shivers (2012 photo) Dwight L. Shivers (2012 photo)

LAUREL, Del.- A 29-year-old Laurel man is facing attempted murder and related charges in connection with a Sunday night stabbing that put his two roommates in the hospital.

Delaware State Police said that shortly before 10 p.m., troopers were dispatched to a report of a stabbing in the 7000 block of Airport Road. Police said that upon their arrival, troopers learned that a 24-year-old male victim and a 20-year-old female victim were stabbed by their roommate, who was identified as Dwight L. Shivers, of that address. Emergency Medical Services began treating the two and transported the woman to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, while the male victim was airlifted to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., where he was admitted in stable condition.  The female victim was expected to be released with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

According to police, in the investigation that followed, troopers found out that Shivers was asked to leave the home by the homeowner due to him being intoxicated and other issues that had occurred in the house. Investigators said that after consulting with the 24-year-old male victim and his 20-year-old girlfriend, the female homeowner went outside to place a phone call when she heard noises coming from inside the house and looked inside to see Shivers standing over her 24-year-old brother stabbing him. Police said that shortly before stabbing him, Shivers reportedly removed the kitchen knife from the drawer and stabbed the 20-year-old female victim while she was washing dishes in the kitchen. Troopers said that while the homeowner called 9-1-1, the two stabbing victims were able to flee the home and run to a nearby neighbors house.

Shivers then entered the 20-year-old female victim’s vehicle and drove away, investigators said. However, police said that within a half hour of him leaving, he pulled into the Maryland State Police Barrack in Salisbury, Md., where he was taken into custody without incident.  While there, he was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released for a knife wound to his leg that occurred during the incident in Laurel and then charged by Maryland State troopers with driving under the influence of alcohol. 

Police said Shivers is currently being held at the Wicomico County Detention Center pending extradition back to Delaware where he will be charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, two counts of possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony and theft of a motor vehicle.

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