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Arrest Made In Robbery that Ended with Exchange of Gunfire 8-11-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-26856

Date/Time:   Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 2:25PM

Location:  Ridgely Street, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested Riley Braswell (18) after attempting to rob two 22-year-old men on Wednesday afternoon.  At approximately 2:25PM, two males were walking on Ridgely Street, when approached by Riley Braswell.  Braswell displayed a handgun and demanded the victims turn over property.  The victims fought off Braswell, who then fired multiple times at the victims.  One of the victims was legally open-carrying a firearm and fired back at Braswell.  No one was injured during the exchange and Braswell was arrested without incident a short time later by police.  Braswell was committed to JTVCC in default of $180,000 secured bond on the following charges:

-1st Degree Robbery (2x)
-Reckless Endangering 1st Degree (2x)
-Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited

Riley Braswell
Riley Braswell