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Police Release Video of Spruance Road Shooting 4-03-2014

The following video captures the shooting on Spruance Road that took place at approximately 1:14AM on April 3, 2014.  Detectives are hoping that despite the poor quality, they can develop leads and obtain further information about the passenger vehicle and SUV involved in the incident.  The SUV was described as a gold or tan SUV with tinted rear windows and chrome rims, possibly a Chevrolet Trailblazer.  Anyone with information should contact 302-736-7111 immediately.


Original Release

Incident #: 50-14-7879       Date/Time: Thursday, April 3rd at 1:14am

Location: 100 Block of Spruance Road, Dover, DE

Narrative: The Dover Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating an early morning shooting that left one man in critical condition and a home riddled with bullets. At approximately 1:14 am the Dover Police Department received several 9-1-1 calls for shots fired in the 100 block of Spruance Road (See Map Below). Officers arriving on scene found an 18 year old male victim who had been shot in the torso. The victim was rushed to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital where he underwent surgery for his injuries and is now listed in critical, but stable condition. At this point in the investigation, Dover Police Detectives have learned that a fight occurred between numerous subjects on Spruance Road and an unknown suspect fired 12 or more shots towards a residence. Several rounds hit the home and nearly hit other persons in and around the residence as they fled for safety. The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 18 years of age, 5’5″-5’6″, thin build, and wearing a dark t-shirt with navy blue jeans. Police are also looking for a tan or gold SUV, possibly a Chevrolet Trailblazer, with rear tinted windows and chrome rims. Anyone with any information should contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111. You may also submit an anonymous tip with Delaware Crime Stoppers by phone at: 1-800-847-3333 or online at: http://delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.