Heroin deal leads to Delaware shooting

 (state police photo)

(state police photo)

A Saturday morning heroin deal in Bear ended in a shooting that left one man in critical condition.


State Police say the shooting happened in the Sunset Station shopping center on Pulaski Highway around 10 a.m on Saturday. The shooting victim met a Newark couple in the shopping center parking lot in order to sell them heroin, according to State Police.

During the deal, police say one of the buyers shot the seller in the upper body. The victim escaped the car and was taken to Christiana Hospital where he is in critical condition.

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Police tracked the vehicle to Old Manor Road in Newark. They arrested 18-year-old Brandon Burns and 23-year-old Rebecca Evans.

Burns is accused of pulling the trigger and faces charges including attempted robbery, assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Evans is charged with hindering prosecution and has been released on unsecured bond.

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