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UPDATE: Fatal Shooting on Queen Street 8-19-16


Quashaun Christy, 22, has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting on Queen Street that occurred on the night of August 18th.  Christy, along with other unknown suspects, illegally entered the apartment of the victim, Emmitt Brown at approximately 9:34PM on Thursday, August 18th with the intent to commit a robbery.  Once inside, multiple gunshots were exchanged between the suspects and the occupants in the home.  During this exchange, Brown was mistakenly struck by gunfire and later died from his injuries.  Quashaun Christy is currently being held in Pennsylvania after being taken into custody by the Philadelphia Police Department at the request of the Dover Police Department on August 23rd.  Once Christy is extradited to Delaware, he will face the following charges:
-Home Invasion
-Robbery 1st Degree
-Conspiracy 1st Degree
-Reckless Endangering*
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony*
*Pending Separate Indictment

Quashaun Christy Age: 22
Quashaun Christy
Age: 22
















Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-27868

Date/Time:  Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 9:34PM

Location:   100 Block of S. Queen Street, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man on Thursday night.  Police responded to a home in the 100 Block of S. Queen Street for a report of a subject shot.  When police arrived, Emmitt Brown, was found with a gunshot wound to his torso.  Officers immediately provided first aid until Brown was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.  The investigation is ongoing at this time.  More details will be released as they become available.

Dover Police Department to Receive NAACP President’s Award 8-26-16

The Dover Police Department is pleased to announce that they are the recipient of the NAACP Central Branch President’s Award as a Champion of Change in the community.  The award will be presented at the Central Delaware Branch of the
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 2016 Freedom Fund Banquet to be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

The organization will award Chief Paul M. Bernat and the Dover Police Department for its continuous efforts to build bridges of trust and partnerships between law enforcement and the African-American Community.

“I am extremely proud of the commitment and compassion the Dover Police Department has shown in protecting the people of Dover. Under Chief Paul Bernat, our police department sets a unity and public safety example for others to follow” said La Mar T. Gunn, President-Central Delaware NAACP.

Chief Paul M. Bernat added “I am extremely proud of the men and women of the Dover Police Department for the work they have done within our community to show that our agency is here to help everyone.  Receiving this award is an honor and a symbol of the hard work our officers are doing to build relationships in our community.  However, the true reward is seeing the smiles on children’s faces at our community outreach events, the conversations we are having in our communities, and the changes we are making in people’s lives.  We enjoy having a partnership with the Central Delaware NAACP Branch and look forward to making more progress in our city.”

NAACP Freedom Fund Announcement 2016