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Dover Police Investigating Shooting Death on South New Street 11-2-15

Complaint # 50-15-32382

Date/Time:  Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 11:13PM

Location:  Unit Block of South New Street, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a 36-year-old man on Sunday night.  At approximately 11:13PM, the Dover Police Department received reports of shots fired in the area of South New Street with a male victim being struck.  Officers arrived to find Sylvester Williams of Middletown with a gunshot wound to his torso.  Williams was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.  Information is still limited at this time.  This is the 7th homicide in the City of Dover in 2015.

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.