Georgetown Man Arrested for Attempted Murder for Convenience Store Baseball Bat Attack

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GEORGETOWN, MD – Police in Georgetown are investigating after are you 38-year-old man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after an assault with a baseball bat inside a convenience store.

Delaware State Police arrested Kevin Shorter, 24, of Georgetown, DE, for attempted murder and related charges following an incident Wednesday night.

According to police, on Wednesday, at approximately 9:53 p.m., the Georgetown Police Department responded to the Royal Farms, located at 20579 DuPont Boulevard, in reference to an assault complaint.

“The investigation revealed that the victim, a 38-year-old male from Georgetown, was assaulted by an unknown male with a baseball bat inside the convenience store. The victim, who sustained severe injuries, was transported to an area hospital, where he remains in critical condition,” police said. “Through investigative means, detectives determined Kevin Shorter was the suspect and they obtained a warrant for his arrest. On September 10, 2022, at approximately 12:25 a.m., troopers located Shorter in the Rehoboth Beach area and took him into custody without incident.”

Shorter was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $155,000.00 cash bond.