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*Update- Victim Identified* Delaware State Police Conducting Homicide Investigation- Dover

Date Posted: Monday, May 17th, 2021

Dover- Delaware State Police have identified the individual who died during a shooting incident on Friday night in the Rodney Village area.

On May 15, 2021, at 5:42 p.m., troopers responded to Uplift Barber Shop located at 1534 Governors Avenue for a shooting incident. The investigation determined 23-year-old Javon D. Jones of Dover was a patron in the barbershop when an unknown male suspect entered the business’s front door and fired multiple shots at Jones, striking him in the upper torso before fleeing on foot. Jones was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

This incident remains an active and ongoing investigation conducted by the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit. Anyone with information regarding this case should contact Det. Ryde with the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit by calling 302-741-2730. 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 .

Delaware State Police Conducting Homicide Investigation- Dover

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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