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*UPDATE- Victim Identified* Troopers Arrest Dover Man for Murder- Dover

Date Posted: Sunday, January 9th, 2022

Dover, DE-Delaware State Police have identified Debra Leonard, 67, of Dover, as the homicide victim killed on January 7, 2022.

At approximately 7:19 p.m., troopers were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Harriet Street for reports of a shooting. Kyle Leonard called 9-1-1 and advised he had shot and killed his mother inside the home. Leonard was contacted in the front yard and taken into custody without incident. Troopers located Debra Leonard deceased inside from an apparent gunshot wound.

Troopers Arrest Dover Man for Murder- Dover

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Released: 010922 0900


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