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Dover Police Investigating Homicide In Walker Woods Development 5-14-15

Complaint # 50-15-12520

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 at 8:54PM

Location:  Walker Woods Development, Harmony Lane, Dover, Delaware

Officer Releasing Information: Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department is investigating the homicide of a 19-year-old Smyrna man that occurred on Harmony Lane, in the Walker Woods development.  At approximately 8:54P, the Dover Police Department received a call reporting a sound of a gunshot and a male subject seen lying on the ground near the rear of the development.  Police arrived on scene and discovered 19-year-old Gary Adams had suffered a single gunshot wound and immediately began first aid efforts.  Adams was transported to the Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where he later died as a result of the injuries he suffered.  It was learned during the investigation that Adams was enrolled at Smyrna High School.  Smyrna High School administrators have been contacted and will have crisis counselors available to those who wish to utilize the service.  In addition, the Smyrna Police Department has been notified of this matter and has been in continuous contact with Smyrna school officials.

This is the cities fourth homicide in the 2015 calendar year.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7111. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips can also be submitted to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on-line at http://www.tipsubmit.com or through the Dover Police Department MyPD Mobile App.