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*UPDATE* Delaware State Police Investigating Homicide Investigation- Dover


Date Posted: Saturday, October 3rd, 2020

Dover- Delaware State Police are investigating a homicide investigation that occurred on Friday evening in the Rodney Village Community, Dover.

Delaware State Police responded to the 200 block of David Hall Road at approximately 7:03 p.m. on October 2, 2020, for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, troopers located a 21-year-old male from Dover deceased in a vehicle from an apparent gunshot wound to his upper body. Preliminary investigations revealed a physical altercation between the victim and an unknown suspect occurred before the victim was shot in or near the vehicle. After the conflict, the suspect fled the scene. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene by Emergency Medical Services.

At this time, there is no suspect information available.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective J. King with the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit by calling 302-741-2821 or 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. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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