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Troopers Arrest Dover Man for Murder- Dover


Date Posted: Saturday, January 8th, 2022

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Dover, DE- Delaware State Police arrested Kyle Leonard, 35, of Dover, for murder Friday night.

On January 7, 2022, at approximately 7:19 p.m., troopers were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Harriet Street, Dover, for reports of a shooting. Kyle Leonard called 9-1-1 and advised he had shot and killed his mother inside the home. When troopers arrived, Leonard was contacted in the front yard of the residence and was taken into custody without incident.  Troopers located the 67-year-old female victim deceased inside from an apparent gunshot wound. The handgun was also located and recovered at the scene.

Leonard was transported to Delaware State Police Troop 3 where he was charged with Murder First Degree (Felony) and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony). He was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #7 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $200,000.00 cash bond.

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Released: 010822 1158

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