Two arrested in Wilmington clerk killing

22-year-old Devonte Dorsett is charged along with a 14-year-old in the murder of a Wilmington store clerk on Monday. (John Jankowski/for NewsWorks; inset photo courtesy Wilmington Police)

22-year-old Devonte Dorsett is charged along with a 14-year-old in the murder of a Wilmington store clerk on Monday. (John Jankowski/for NewsWorks; inset photo courtesy Wilmington Police)

Police have charged a 22-year-old man and 14-year-old boy in the killing of a store clerk during a robbery.

 

Wilmington police announced Thursday that they’ve charged 22-year-old Devonte Dorsett and the 14-year-old in the slaying of 64-year-old Santanu Muhuri.

The News Journal reports that court records state the pair walked into the Lancaster Market on Monday, then Dorsett pointed a gun at Muhuri and demanded cash. During a struggle, court documents say Dorsett shot Muhuri in the head. Dorsett and the teen then fled with $20.

Muhuri was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

Police say Dorsett and the teen are charged with charged with murder, conspiracy, robbery and weapon-related offenses.

The Associated Press is not identifying the teen because he is a juvenile.

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