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Police Investigating Homicide at Clearfield Apartments 1-11-2017

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-1029

Date/Time:  Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 7:40PM

Location: Clearfield Apartments, 120 Haman Drive, 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 at approximately 7:40PM on Tuesday night.  The victim, Javan Cale, was killed when he was shot multiple times in the torso inside of an apartment at Clearfield Apartments located at 120 Haman Drive.  Two unknown suspects were involved in an exchange of gunfire with Cale, in which Cale also fired multiple rounds.  The suspects fled westbound from the apartment building, but no further description is available.  Cale was rushed to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

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