UPDATE: Bridgeville man charged in shooting death

May 12, 2018

A Bridgeville man turned himself in May 14 in connection with the shooting death of another man May 11 along a Bridgeville road.

Mcarthur M. Risper Jr., 28, was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree conspiracy and two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $1,045,000 secured bond. 

On May 11, police responded to the 21000 block of Mill Park Drive after someone reported a shooting, said Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe of the Delaware State Police.

When police arrived at the scene, Jaffe said, they found 41-year-old Corey Bailey of Bridgeville on the side of the road with gunshot wounds. He was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead, she said.