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Man Shot During Attempted Robbery 12-27-15

Complaint # 50-15-38615

Date/Time:  Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 12:51AM

Location:  Parking Lot of Home Depot (801 N. DuPont Highway)

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that ended with a victim being shot early Sunday morning.  The 36-year-old victim was in the parking lot of Home Depot, adjacent to Bubba’s night club, when he was approached by the suspect who pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded money.  The victim attempted to get away and was shot at but the suspect missed.  As the victim entered his vehicle, he was shot at a second time, with the round striking him in the upper leg area.  The victim transported himself to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital, where he was being treated for the injury.  The suspect is described as a black male, between 5’8″-5’10”, skinny, and in his early to mid-30’s, possibly driving a light colored (possibly silver) Ford Crown Victoria.

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.