Bear Man Found Guilty in 2015 Wilmington Shooting

A New Castle County Superior Court jury returned a guilty verdict on all counts on March 1, 2016, against 22-year old Shaquille Campbell, for a shooting in Wilmington last summer. Campbell was convicted of Attempted Murder, two counts of Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, and Reckless Endangering. Deputy Attorneys General Daniel McBride and Rebecca Song prosecuted the case.

On July 8, 2015, Campbell and another man became involved in an argument in the 100 block of North Van Buren Street. After the victim walked away with his fiancé, he noticed Campbell return and point a gun at him. Campbell, a person prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a prior felony conviction, fired at least four rounds at the unarmed victim from close range, hitting him only once.

“We continue to focus on putting away those who are terrorizing their neighborhoods with gun violence,” said Attorney General Matt Denn. “Police, DOJ investigators and prosecutors are dedicated to finding the people responsible for shootings and to bringing them to justice. In addition to DAGs McBride and Song, I want to thank Wilmington Police Det. Ricardo Flores for all of his hard work as the lead investigator in the case.”

Campbell will be sentenced in April, and faces a minimum mandatory prison term of 19 years.