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Three Shot in Towne Point Apartments Home Invasion 4-18-2017

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-11722

Date/Time:  Monday, April 18th, 2017 at 2:09PM

Location:  Towne Point Apartments, 820 Carvel Drive, I-Bldg, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred on Monday afternoon in the Towne Point Apartment complex.  The incident occurred at approximately 2:09PM in I Building.  The Dover Police Department initially received a call for an active home invasion inside of I Building.  While officers were rushing to the scene, several calls were received that numerous gunshots were fired in the area.  Arriving officers, found two men lying on the ground between I and G Building suffering from gunshot wounds.  Further investigation revealed that one of those men was a victim of the home invasion, who had exchanged gunfire with multiple suspects.  The second man who was shot, was a suspect from the home invasion.  Several hours later, a third person suffering from gunshot wounds arrived at Christiana Hospital.  It was learned that this person was involved in the home invasion and exchange of gunfire that followed.

Due to the ongoing investigation, the department will not be releasing any further information at this time.  An updated press release will be published once the investigation is completed.

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

PIO M/CPL. Mark Hoffman will not be in the office from April 17th-April 23rd, 2017, but can be reached by cellphone and email with any questions.