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  • Dover pair charged in April 2 robbery/shooting

  • Delaware State Police troopers have arrested a Dover couple in connection with an April 2 robbery and shooting.
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  • Delaware State Police have charged two Dover residents with first-degree robbery and other crimes in connection with an April 2 shooting.
    Calvin Byrd, 23, and Jasmine Henry, 18, were taken into custody during an April 4 traffic stop, said division spokesman Cpl. John Day.
    Troopers were made aware of the shooting when a bleeding man came into the Royal Farms store at 6 W. Lebanon Road at approximately 11:30 p.m. April 2. The man said he had been driving on South State Street near Moore’s Lake when a man stepped out in front of his car. The man demanded money, but demanded more, which the victim said he did not have.
    The suspect then shot the 34-year-old victim and ran away.
    The bullet grazed the victim’s forehead; he was later treated and released from Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Day said.
    An investigation by Troop 3 detectives determined Byrd and Henry had committed the robbery, with Byrd using a stolen handgun, Day said.
    Byrd and Henry were charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and second-degree conspiracy, with Henry being ordered to the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institute, New Castle, in default of a $52,000 cash bail.
    Byrd additionally was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony and receiving a stolen firearm.
    He was ordered to the James T. Vaughn Correctional center, Smyrna, on a violation of probation warrant.
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