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Dover Police Seek Suspect in Friday Afternoon Shooting 5-16-15

Complaint # 50-15-12668

Date/Time: Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 1:53PM

Location:  Alley between Sussex Avenue and East Water Street in Capital Green, Dover

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating the attempted homicide of a 19-year-old Dover man that occurred on Friday afternoon, in the Capital Green development.  At approximately 1:53PM, the Dover Police Department received numerous calls reporting gunshots being fired in the area.  Police arrived on scene and discovered a 19-year-old man seated in the driver side of a gold Dodge Intrepid that had was injured by gunfire.  The victim was transported to the Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where he was later flown to Christiana Hospital for further treatment.  At this time, the investigation has revealed that Rakim Strickland (25), of Dover, was the suspect in the shooting.  Strickland is currently wanted on the following charges:
-Attempted Murder (1st Degree)
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Possession of Ammo by Person Prohibited
-Trespass 1st Degree
-Criminal Mischief

Strickland should be considered armed and dangerous.  If anyone sees or knows of Strickland’s whereabouts, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

Rakim Strickland Age: 25 Last known address: 634 River Road, Dover, DE
Rakim Strickland
Age: 25
Last known address: 634 River Road, Dover, DE


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.