Sergeant Paul Shavack


DSP News Release:  Dover Man Shot After a Verbal Argument


Location:  Premier Village Apartments (formally Generals Greene Apts.), 310 Billy Mitchell Lane, Dover, DE


Date of Occurrence:   Wednesday November 16, 2011 at approximately 8:00 p.m.



  • 38 year old Dover, DE man



  • Aaron Johnson, 24 of Cheswold, DE



  • Assault 1st Degree
  • Possession of a Firearm During a Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited



Dover, DE- Delaware State Police Detectives have made an arrest in an early evening shooting that occurred at Premier Village Apartments.


On Wednesday November 16th at approximately 8:00 p.m., State Troopers responded to Premier Village Apartments for a report that a male subject had been shot in the face.  Upon their arrival, Troopers were informed that a 38 year old male victim had been in a verbal altercation earlier in the evening with a group of teenagers.  This in turn, led to another confrontation with Aaron Johnson, 24.


Witnesses to the account observed the victim approach Aaron Johnson and exchange words.  The victim continued to taunt Johnson who then removed a handgun from his waistband and fired one shot striking the victim in the face.


Johnson initially fled the scene, but was apprehended a short time later at his residence in Cheswold.  He was transported back to Troop 3 where he was arraigned on his charges and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $55,000.00 secured bail.


The victim was transported by EMS to Kent General Hospital and admitted with non life threatening injuries.


If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact the Det. Paul Surowiec at 302-741-2814 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.  Information may also be provided via the internet at 


Send an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."


              Aaron Johnson



Released Thursday November 17, 2011 at 1100

Last Updated: Friday, 18-Nov-2011 15:16:52 EST
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