Wicomico Co. Homicide Suspect Indicted In August Murder
(SALISBURY, MD) – A Wicomico County grand jury has handed down an indictment charging a suspect in connection with the August murder of a Salisbury man.
The accused is identified as Delonte A. Bryant, 22, of Salisbury, Md. The indictment charges him with first degree murder, second degree murder, first degree assault, reckless endangerment, use of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime, felon in possession of a regulated firearm, and wearing/carrying a firearm. Bryant is currently incarcerated in the state prison system. A detainer has been filed and the indictment will be served after arrangements have been made with the Division of Correction.
Bryant is charged in connection with the murder of Dommeir D. Deshields, 21, of the 700-block of Church Street, Salisbury, Md. Deshields was walking on a Salisbury street when an individual approached and shot him.
Shortly before 11:30 a.m. on August 3, 2015, officers from the Salisbury Police Department responded to 911 calls reporting shots fired in the area near the intersection of Anne and Baker streets in Salisbury, Md. Responding officers found the victim lying in the street and determined he had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit was requested to respond and take the lead on this investigation. Additional assistance was provided by State Police Criminal Enforcement Division investigators, as well as detectives, officers and deputies from the Salisbury Police Department and Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office. State Police crime scene technicians processed the shooting scene.
The Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office convened a grand jury. Evidence developed during the investigation was presented to the grand jury. The grand jury deliberated and handed down the indictment on October 5, 2015.