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Dover Police Investigating Shooting Death 12-23-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-42841

Date/Time:  Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 at approximately 10:46PM

Location: Alley connecting Mitscher Road and Spruance Road, just north of East Division Street, Dover, DE

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


At approximately 10:46PM, the Dover Police Department was dispatched to an alley connecting Mitscher Road and Spruance Road, just north of Division Street, for a welfare check after a 52-year-old man was seen lying on the ground.  Responding officers, contacted Anthony Wallace of Dover, who was unresponsive, and then requested an EMS response.  When medics began checking Wallace, it was discovered that he had a single gunshot wound to the upper torso.  Wallace was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where he was pronounced dead several hours later as a result of his injury.

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