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“Update- Suspect Arrested”-Troopers Investigating Shots Fired Incident- Dover


Date Posted: Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Dover- The Delaware State Police have charged 20-year-old Jaquan Lewis of Felton, DE, with attempted murder first degree after he fired at a group of individuals in the parking lot of the Uncle Willies, Woodside.

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.

Through investigative measures, Jaquan Lewis was identified as the suspect.  On July 28, 2020, Lewis was taken into custody at his residence in the 100 block of Green Court, Felton, without incident.  He was transported back to Troop 3 where he was charged with the following:

  •  Attempted to Commit Murder First Degree (2 counts)
  •  Possession of a Firearm During the Commission
  • Reckless Endanger First Degree (4 counts)
  • Criminal Mischief

Lewis was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $206050.00 secured bond.

Troopers Investigating Shots Fired Incident- Dover

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