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Dover Police Investigating Shooting Death in 500 Block of River Road 10-24-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-35837

Date/Time: Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 at 10:25PM

Location:   Alley in the 500 Block of River Road, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a 31-year-old man that occurred late on Sunday night.  At approximately 10:25PM, officers responded to the alley in the 500 Block of River Road following a 911 call that several gunshots were heard.  Several minutes later, Kent General Hospital notified police to report that John T. William of Magnolia, DE, was dropped off at the main entrance to the hospital with two gunshot wounds by two unknown persons.  William was later pronounced deceased at Kent General Hospital.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130. 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