Two Arrested For Attempted Murder 9-5-15

Complaint # 50-15-25923

Date:  Friday, September 4th

Location: Whatcoat Apartments, Whatcoat Drive, Dover

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


The Dover Police Department has arrested two men for shooting a 20-year-old man twice within two hours.  At approximately 9:28PM, the Dover Police Department received a 911 call for a report of shots fired in The Hamlet community.  Officers responded to the area but found no evidence at the time of shots being fired and no victims were reported.  At 11:12PM, officers responded to Whatcoat Apartments for a shooting and discovered the 20-year-old victim was shot in the chest.  At that time it was also learned that the victim was shot and suffered a graze wound to the leg in the earlier shots fired call in The Hamlet, which occurred on Old Forge Drive.  Through the investigation conducted by detectives, Alex Joseph (22) and Johnson Joseph (19) were developed as suspects.  The Dover Police Department assisted by the Smyrna Police Department executed a search warrant at the suspects residence in the unit block of Freedom Drive in Dover.  Both suspects were arrested without incident, and detectives were successful in location the gun they believe was used in the shooting of the 20-year-old victim.

While the Dover Police Department has arrested two suspects,  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 or through the Dover Police Department MyPD Mobile App.

Johnson Joseph
Age: 19
Address: Unit Block of Freedom Drive, Dover
Charges: Attempted 1st Degree Murder/Conspiracy 1st Degree

Johnson Joseph

Johnson Joseph









Alex Joseph
Age: 22
Address: Unit Block of Freedom Drive, Dover
Charges: Attempted 1st Degree Murder
Conspiracy 1st Degree
Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
Assault 2nd Degree
Reckless Endangering 1st Degree

Alex Joseph

Alex Joseph


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