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Troopers Investigating Shots Fired Incident- Dover


Date Posted: Saturday, June 20th, 2020

Dover- The Delaware State Police are investigating a shots fired incident that occurred last evening.

The incident occurred on June 19, 2020, at approximately 10:52 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to 5485 South Dupont Hwy, Dover (Uncle Willies Woodside), in reference to a shots fired complaint.  Upon arrival it was learned that five individuals had engaged in a verbal confrontation with subjects in a dark colored vehicle in the parking lot of the business.  A male subject exited the vehicle and fired several shots from a handgun at the group of individuals and then fled the area.  There were no reports of injury as a result of this incident.

A total of (9) .40 caliber shell casing were recovered at the scene. It was determined that three of the rounds struck the Uncle Willies building.  The shooter was described as a black male and was in the company of a female.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Costlow at Troop 3 by calling 302-697-4454.  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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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 062020 0804

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