Arrest made in Delaware State University shooting



A 25-year-old Dover man has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a Delaware State University shooting Monday.

Marshawn Fortner, who is not a DSU student, was arrested in downtown Dover by city police.  He is charged with assault and possession of a deadly weapon. He is in custody at the Delaware Correctional facility in Dover, unable to make bail.

A second suspect, Michael Clark of Dover, is being sought in connection with the case. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call Dover police at 302-857-7911.

The incident happened Monday at an off campus residence facility. The school was scheduled to be closed on Tuesday for Election Day. Normal classes resume Wednesday.

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DSU President Harry Williams praised the cooperation between campus police and Dover police.  He joined with Dover city and police officials and officials from Wesley College in Dover to discuss student safety on Tuesday.

“We will not allow or tolerate any violence to interfere with peace and tranquility of the city or cause interference with the missions of Delaware State University and Wesley College,” Dover Mayor Robin Christensen said. “Any further criminal actions by anyone in our community that is not conducive to the quality of life that we want here in Dover will receive a very clear message that they can move on and go someplace else.”

The student involved in the shooting is recovering at the Bayhealth Medical Center.

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