Selbyville man pleads guilty to attempted murder


Selbyville resident Devon Gordon, 18, has pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted murder and using a firearm to commit a felony in Sussex County Superior Court. Gordon was arrested on Oct. 1, 2013, after Selbyville police received. 911 call about a 3:30 a.m. stating that a female had been shot.

Police arrived at a home on Hosier Street, directly across from the Southern Delaware School of the Arts, at which time the Selbyville officers found a 25-year-old woman sitting outside in a car in front of the house, with a gunshot wound to her head. Police said she had been located by her father after he heard the initial gunshot.

Prior to the shooting, police said, Gordon had met with Banks, who was his next-door neighbor, in a Jeep parked outside the residence. During the meeting, Gordon allegedly shot the victim one time in the head.

After the incident, police said that a 49-year-old man who lives with Gordon and his mother had heard a gunshot, followed by banging at the front door. Upon going to check on the commotion, police reported, the man heard another gunshot. He then turned to look out the back door, where the glass had allegedly just been shattered by a bullet.

According to police, the male victim saw Gordon standing in the doorway with a gun pointed directly at him but was able to open the door and quickly disarm him. Gordon, police said, was allowed back in the house and reportedly proceeded to the second floor of the residence, where he allegedly obtained a second handgun.

The 49-year-old man was also able to wrestle the second weapon away from Gordon, but not before a single gunshot was fired, narrowly missing the man.

The incident occurred hours after Gordon had turned 18.

Gordon faces a maximum sentence of life in prison plus 25 years and, having pleaded guilty, must serve at least 18 years behind bars. His sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 10 in Superior Court.