Two suspects were arrested and charged with attempted-murder and several other charges on Friday in connection to the robbery and assault of a man in Ocean City back in July.
Nasir J. Waters, 19, of Bishopville, and a 15-year-old juvenile boy from Selbyville, were arrested by Ocean City Police and charged with conspiracy to commit murder, attempted first- and second-degree murder, armed robbery, assault, use of a firearm during a violent felonious crime, possession of a firearm by a minor, possession of a handgun, possession of a loaded handgun, and theft of property valued between $100 and $1,500.
Police said members of the Ocean City Major Crimes, Narcotic, and Special Enforcement Units were joined by members of the Worcester County Bureau of Investigations, Crime Enforcement Team, and the STAR team to execute a search and seizure warrant at a residence in Bishopville. The warrant, police said, was in connection to an armed robbery and shooting that took place on July 26 on 144th Street.
Police responded to a call for a possible shooting at 9:07 p.m. on July 26 at a residence near 144th Street and when they arrived, officers saw a victim who was suffering from a head injury – it was later determined he was hit in the head with the pistol, and not shot in the head with a bullet.
The victim was seen by members of Ocean City EMS and refused medical treatment.
Detectives learned during the investigation that the victim invited the suspects – later identified as Waters and the juvenile – to his residence, and once inside, one of the suspects pulled out the handgun and demanded the victim turn over personal property, according to police.
An altercation took place, leading to the victim being hit on the head with the gun. A shot was also fired inside the unit, and the suspects were able to get away with some of the victim’s possessions.
When detectives executed the search warrant last Friday, they were able to locate a handgun matching the description of the weapon used during the robbery, as well as various drugs and packaging materials.
Waters was also located at the residence and taken into custody without incident, according to police.
Members of the Delaware State Police Governor’s Task Force were able to locate the juvenile at his residence in Selbyville and took him into custody without incident as well.
This story appears in the Sept. 9, 2022 print edition of the OC Today.
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