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Delaware State Police Seeking Assistance with Identifying Assault Suspect- Dover

Date Posted: Thursday, June 11th, 2020

Dover– The Delaware State Police is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an individual responsible for assaulting a 72-year-old male victim during a civil demonstration on May 31, 2020.

The incident occurred at approximately 9:28 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, 2020, during a civil demonstration on North DuPont Highway, Dover, in the area of the Delaware State Police Headquarters. The victim, who was a freelance photojournalist, was operating his vehicle on US13 in the area when individuals involved in the protest activities, broke the window of the victim’s car. He then exited the vehicle and was assaulted by individuals involved in the protest activity.

The suspect involved in assaulting the victim was described as a light-skinned black male, stocky build, 20-30 years old, thin chin-strap beard, and wearing a white shirt.

The Delaware State Police are asking for assistance in identifying the suspect in the felony assault. Anyone with information regarding this incident or witnessed it should contact Delaware State Police Troop 3 Major Crimes Detective T. Ford at 302-698-8569 or emailing Thomas.Ford@delaware.gov.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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Released: 061120 1955



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