Rashaad Lewis, the 20-year-old victim of a July 23 stabbing in Dover, died just after 5 p.m. Aug. 11, at Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital.
Lewis had been hospitalized at KGH since the incident, said Dover Police Department spokesman Cpl. Mark Hoffman.
Lewis’ death is the first confirmed homicide in the city this year, and the first since Feb. 1, 2013, Hoffman said. In that case, 18-year-old Imeer Waddell was shot outside the Whatcoat Apartment complex; the suspect in that case, Nathan McNeill, was sentenced to 25 years in jail earlier this year.
The two suspects in Lewis’ death, Shaquille Bolden, 19, and Kinon Teat, 18, turned themselves in at Delaware State Police Troop 3 just after 8 p.m. on July 24.
Bolden, a resident of Dover’s Lake Club Apartments at 400 N. Dupont Highway, and Teat, a resident of the 200 block of South Ember Drive in Felton, were accused of repeatedly stabbing Lewis during a large fight involving about 20 people in the first block of South New Street just before 3:42 p.m. on July 23.
Lewis underwent surgery after arrival at the hospital and had been listed in critical but stable condition afterward. No additional information about the cause of death has been released.
The initial police investigation linked Bolden and Teat to the stabbing, but the motive remained unknown, according to a Dover Police press release at the time.
At the time of their arrests, Bolden and Teat each were charged with first-degree attempted murder, possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited, conspiracy and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony.
Both now will face charges of first-degree murder, Hoffman said.
Bolden and Teat remain confined at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, Smyrna, in lieu of $1 million cash bond each.