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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

Delaware State Police Investigating Shooting, Suspect Remains At-Large

Date Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred in the Capitol Park neighborhood of Dover on Tuesday morning.

On May 24, 2022, at approximately 11:54 p.m., troopers responded to the residences on Congress Place regarding a report of shots fired. The ensuing investigation revealed that 45-year-old Jaron Jones of Dover, DE, had been involved in an argument with a neighbor. During the argument, Jones fired several shots toward the neighbor, which struck the victim, a 45-year-old man from Clayton, DE., who was standing nearby. Jones subsequently fled the area in a black Buick Enclave SUV and was last seen traveling northbound on Bay Road towards an unknown destination. The victim sustained gunshot wounds to his torso and arm. He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he is currently in serious but stable condition.

Attempts to locate Jones have been unsuccessful, and his current whereabouts are unknown. Jones is described as a black male, approximately 6’03” tall and weighing approximately 215 pounds. A photograph of Jones’ vehicle has been provided.


Troopers are asking anyone who has information regarding Jones’ whereabouts to contact Detective T. Ford of the Troop 3 Criminal Investigations Unit at 302-698-8569 or by calling 9-1-1. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police, by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or via the internet at

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto

Released: 052522  1746


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