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Homeowner Shoots Burglary Suspect, Suspect Arrested 5-7-16

Complaint # 50-16-14540

Date/Time:   Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at 2:46AM

Location:  900 Block of Janeka Lane, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested a burglary suspect after he was shot by the homeowner  on Saturday morning.  At approximately 2:46AM the resident of a home in the 900 Block of Janeka Lane, was alarmed by loud banging on his back door.  The resident carried his personal handgun to check on the house when he heard loud banging at the front of his home.  The suspect, Caleb Mason-24, then shattered the from window and kicked in the front door the victims residence.  The victim fired twice, striking Mason in the right hip.  Mason, of the 3000 Block of White Oak Road,  was treated at Kent General Hospital for his injuries and charged with 2nd Degree Burglary and Criminal Mischief.

Mugshot and Bond information was not available at time of release.