A third man has been charged in a Nov. 18 shooting in Milton that police now say was a drug deal gone bad.
Mark A. Phillips, 22, of Greenwood turned himself in Nov. 26 to Delaware State Police in Lewes. Police sought him in connection with the shooting of a 23-year-old man on Nika Lane in the area of Martins Farm Road. Phillips was charged with first-degree attempted murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a weapon by person prohibited and second-degree conspiracy. He was committed to Sussex Correction Institution in default of $752,500 cash bond.
Phillips joins Jarrel H. Flowers, 25, of Georgetown and Teveya W. Brittingham, 24, of Lewes who both turned themselves in Nov. 18; Brittingham said he turned himself in after seeing himself in the news, said Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police. Flowers was charged with first-degree robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and second-degree conspiracy. He was committed to SCI in default of $42,000 cash bond.
Brittingham was charged with first-degree robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and conspiracy. He was released on $21,000 unsecured bond.
Fournier said the three men met the 23-year-old man at 1:20 a.m. Nov. 18 at the Wawa south of Lewes where they made plans for a possible drug transaction on Nika Lane. When the men arrived at Nika Lane, a fight broke out, and Phillips shot the victim with a handgun several times in the lower extremities, Fournier said. The three men fled in a minivan. The victim was taken to Beebe Medical Center where he underwent surgery. His injuries were not life threatening, Fournier said.