“Man Arrested for Murder of Dennis Davis in Wilmington Shooting”

By | July 26, 2023



A man, Deontay Willingham, has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with a shooting in Wilmington. The victim, Dennis Davis, was killed on June 11th. Willingham was identified as a suspect during the investigation and was arrested in Pennsylvania on an unrelated matter. The charges against Willingham include first-degree murder, robbery, and multiple firearm-related offenses. He is currently being held on a $1.5 million cash-only bail at Howard R. Young Correctional Institution. shooting-in-wilmington-in-june/article_f10fb2aa-2b18-11ee-8887-43f608ea2964.html” target=”_blank”>WDEL 101.7FM reported

A man has been arrested and is facing murder charges in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred in Wilmington last month. The suspect, identified as 33-year-old Deontay Willingham, was apprehended in Pennsylvania on an unrelated matter earlier this month. The victim, 37-year-old Dennis Davis, was tragically gunned down on East 23rd Street in broad daylight on June 11th.

The Wilmington City Police revealed that Willingham was identified as a suspect during the course of their investigation. Following his arrest, he was charged with several offenses, including first-degree murder, murder during the commission of a felony, robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony (three counts), possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

Willingham appeared in court for his arraignment on July 21st and is currently being held at the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a cash-only bail set at $1.5 million.

This arrest brings some closure to the family and friends of Dennis Davis, who have been grieving his loss since the tragic incident occurred. The police department’s swift investigation and subsequent apprehension of a suspect demonstrate their commitment to ensuring justice for the victim and his loved ones.

Violent crimes like this shooting have a devastating impact on communities, leaving lasting scars and a sense of fear and insecurity. The arrest of Deontay Willingham serves as a reminder that law enforcement agencies are dedicated to apprehending those responsible for such heinous acts and holding them accountable for their actions.


While the investigation and legal proceedings continue, the hope is that this arrest brings some measure of peace to the community and serves as a deterrent to future acts of violence..

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