2nd Man Charged in Delaware State University Shooting

A second man was charged in the shooting of a student at an off-campus residence hall, according to Delaware State University officials.

University spokesman Carlos Holmes said in an email that Dover Police arrested 25-year-old Michael Clark of Dover at approximately 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Clark is charged with assault, conspiracy and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony.

On Tuesday, police arrested 25-year-old Marshawn Fortner of Dover. Foster faces the same charges as Clark.

Neither Clark nor Fortner is a DSU student, according to Holmes.

The two are charged in the shooting Monday of a male student in the parking lot of Living and Learning Commons, about one-mile north of the main campus. The student remained hospitalized at Bayhealth Medical Center for injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening, Holmes said.

Delaware State University President Harry L. Williams was pleased with the partnership between the college's police and the Dover Police.

“We are blessed that we have two law enforcement agencies – DSU and Dover – that work very well together and provide each other with assistance whenever the need arises,” he said.

On Tuesday, a meeting was held with local and collegiate leaders.

Mayor Robin Christensen agreed on a zero-tolerance policy for violence that disrupts city life or the "the missions of Delaware State University and Wesley College."

"Any further criminal actions by anyone in our community that is not conducive to the quality of life that we want here in Dover will receive a very clear message that they can move on and go someplace else," Christensen said. "Neither they or those types of actions will be welcome here."

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