Shooting Investigation Leads to Murder Indictment

Posted on  02/20/2013 5:51 pm

Location:

  • 800 block of West 9th Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at approximately 6:15 a.m.

Defendant/Charges:

  • Jeffery Kent, bm, 28, 800 block of W. 9th Street, Wilmington, Delaware
    • Murder 1st
    • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony

Victim:

  • Dewey Lee, 62, Newark, Delaware

Summary:

On Monday, February 18, Jeffery Kent was charged with Murder 1st and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.

On Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at approximately 6:15 a.m., members of the Crisis Management Tactical Team and members of the Criminal Investigative Division executed a search warrant at a residence on the 800 block of West 9th Street. Officers located and took Jeffery Kent into custody without incident.

On June 30, 2011, at approximately 11:57 p.m., officers responded to the 800 block of West 8th Street in reference to a vehicle collision in which the person was injured and possibly shot. The investigation revealed that the victim, Dewey Lee, collided into a utility pole after being shot by Jeffery Kent.

Jeffery Kent was held without bail and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution.