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Seaford man faces felony assault, firearm charges

March 27, 2020

Robert S. Hill, 32, of Seaford, faces multiple charges after a shooting incident that occurred about 11 p.m., March 25, in the 28000 block of Delaware Avenue, Millsboro.

Senior Cpl. Heather Pepper said troopers were dispatched to Beebe Healthcare after being notified by medical staff that a 41-year-old victim arrived at the hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound. Through an investigation, it was discovered the victim and Hill are roommates. Police say the victim and Hill became involved in a verbal dispute when the victim tried to break up a dispute between Hill and his girlfriend inside the home. The victim returned to his bedroom; Hill followed, and the verbal dispute escalated into a physical altercation, police said.

During the altercation, Hill left the victim’s bedroom and retrieved a handgun from his bedroom. The physical altercation continued, and police said the victim was shot in his upper body. The victim was privately transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Hill was taken into custody at his home without incident and taken to Troop 7 where he was charged with felony first-degree assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, felony first-degree reckless endangering, endangering the welfare of a child and offensive touching. He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $36,000 secure bond.

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