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Arrest Made in Hamlet Shooting 12-17-15


The Dover Police Department arrested 14-year-old Deontray Watson in the shooting of a 16-year-old boy in the Hamlet housing development on December 10th.  Watson was identified as a suspect as detectives investigated the case over the last six days.  Watson was committed to Stevenson House (Juvenile Detention Center) in default of $14,250.00 secured bond after being arrested on December 16th.  Watson was charged with the following crimes:
-Assault 1st Degree
-Reckless Endangering 1st Degree (4x)
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Criminal Mischief
-Possession of a Firearm by Juvenile

Deontray Watson Age: 14 100 Block of Periwinkle Drive, Dover, DE
Deontray Watson
Age: 14
100 Block of Periwinkle Drive, Dover, DE










Complaint # 50-15-36788

Date/Time:  12-10-15 at 4:08PM

Location:  Village Drive (The Hamlet), Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating an afternoon shooting that took place in The Hamlet development, on Village Drive. At approximately 4:08PM, patrol officers responded to the area for a report of shots fired.  Officers checked the area but found no victims or evidence of gunfire at the time.  Approximately three hours later, a 16-year-old male victim arrived at Kent General Hospital with a single gunshot wound to his shoulder area.  The victim was treated and released from the hospital for the wound.

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.