Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Dover (19901)- The Delaware State Police Troop 3 Major Crimes Unit are investigating a shooting that occurred late yesterday afternoon and have arrested a Dover man.
The incident occurred on Monday, April 16, 2018 at approximately 4:51 p.m. when Troopers were dispatched to the 100 block of Mannering Drive for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, Troopers were informed that a 22-year-old male victim had been transported by EMS to a local area hospital with a gunshot wound.
Further investigation revealed that 21-year-old David I. Brown of Dover, had arrived at the Mannering Drive residence, entered the house without permission, assaulted a 19-year-old female resident, and broke down a bedroom door where the victim was located. Brown and the victim engaged in a physical altercation which continued outside of the residence. While outside, the victim was subsequently shot and Brown fled the scene prior to police arrival. The victim sustained a non life threatening gunshot wound to his lower torso and was being treated at a local area hospital.
Troopers along with Probation and Parole responded to Brown’s residence where he was taken into custody without incident. Brown was transported back to Troop 3 where he was charged with Assault First Degree, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Home Invasion, Offensive Touching, and Criminal Mischief. He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 7 and committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $75,500.00 cash only bond.
This incident remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Major Crimes Unit. If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to please contact Detective D. Blomquist at 302-698-8426. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe
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