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Delaware State Police

Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigate Report of Shots Fired-Dover

Date Posted: Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz

Dover, De.- The Delaware State Police are currently investigating an incident in which two unknown suspects fired several shots into a residence north of Dover in mid-January.

The preliminary investigation began on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, after troopers were called to respond to the unit block of Harriet Street, Dover in reference to a shots fired complaint. It was determined two unknown suspects fired shots at an occupied residence. After the shooting the subjects fled the area northbound on US 13 in a dark extended cab pickup truck. Two female residents of the home, who were sleeping at the time of the shooting, were not injured. Another investigation was initiated as suspects had returned to the same residence on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at approximately 1:04 a.m. and threw an incendiary device under one of the victim’s vehicles which caught on fire. They fled the scene in a silver or grey four door sedan. There were no injuries.

The suspects were described as two males, one of whom is described as a black male approximately 5’07” tall. No further description available.

This incident remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police and detectives are asking anyone who may have any information in reference to this incident to contact Det. M. Weinstein at 302-698-8443 or State Fire Marshal’s Office at 302-257-3078. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”


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