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Victim Shot During Home Invasion, Suspect Later Arrested 4-18-16

Complaint # 50-16-12060

Date/Time:   Sunday, April 17th, 2016 at 11:01PM

Location:  100 Block of Willis Road, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department has charged a man with a home invasion that occurred on  Sunday night in the 100 Block of Willis Road.  the incident occurred at approximately 11:00PM, when the suspect (Hakeem Leonard, 24) forced his way into the home through the victim’s bedroom window.  Leonard, who was armed with a handgun, fired several shots, striking the victim in the chest once.  The victim fought with the suspect and the suspect fled the property.  The victim, a 22-year-old male, was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital for medical treatment and is in stable condition.  The suspect was identified as Hakeem Leonard, who was arrested at Bayhealth Kent General after he arrived seeking treatment for his injuries sustained during the fight with the victim. Leonard was committed to JTVCC in default of $100,100 secured bond on the following charges:
-Home Invasion
-Assault 1st Degree
-Possession of a Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Criminal Mischief

Hakeem Leonard