Incident #: 50-14-7879 Date/Time: Thursday, April 3rd at 1:14am
Location: 100 Block of Spruance Road, Dover, DE
Original 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.
Update 1: Khiheim Hanzer (18) of Dover turned himself in to the Dover Police Department after midnight on Saturday, April 5th in reference to the shooting on Spruance Road that occurred on April 3rd. Detectives from the Dover Police Criminal Investigations Unit developed Hanzer as a suspect after pursuing investigative leads in the case. While the arrest of the shooter was of utmost importance, the incident is still under investigation as detectives are now working to identify the other suspects involved in the altercation that led to the shooting.
Update 2: Robert Knox (18) of Dover turned himself in to the Dover Police Department on April 7, 2014 in the afternoon, in reference to his connection with the fight/shooting on Spruance Road. Knox was developed as a suspect early on in the investigation and was charged with Conspiracy 2nd Degree and Riot-Use Plan to use a Deadly Weapon. Knox was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of $5,000 cash bond. The Dover Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit is still seeking other the other suspects involved in the incident.