Georgetown man dies after Royal Farms beating, Suspect Arrested

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Delaware State Police have identified Paul McCarter, 38, of Georgetown, as the victim of a criminal investigation that occurred at Royal Farms on September 7, 2022.

The suspect, Kevin Shorter, 24, of Georgetown, was initially arrested for attempted murder and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on September 10, 2022. On September 13, 2022, the victim succumbed to his injuries.

Upgraded charges for the suspect are pending at this time.

On September 7, 2022, at approximately 9:53 p.m., 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, was assaulted by an unknown male with a baseball bat inside the convenience store.

The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit assumed this investigation at the request of the Georgetown Police Department. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective D. Grassi by calling 302-365-8441. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police, by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or via the internet at

Source: Delaware State Police Newsroom

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