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UPDATE: Police Investigating Shooting Death at Dover Motel 6-1-2017

UPDATE:   Darren Weiford (21), has been charged with the murder of Amber Buckler, a 20-year-old woman from the Dover area.  Officers responded to the First State Inn after being called to the motel at 11:28AM on Thursday, June 1st.  Buckler was found deceased in a motel room from a single gunshot wound to the upper body.  Weiford was arrested at the scene without incident and was committed to JTVCC in default of $1,180,000.00 Cash Bond for 1st Degree Murder and Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Felony.

Darren Weiford
Age: 21
Dover, DE















Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-16780

Date/Time:   Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 11:28AM

Location:  First State Inn Motel, 1760 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a woman on Thursday morning.  The incident occurred at the First State Inn Motel located at 1760 N. DuPont Highway in Dover when police were called to the motel at 11:28AM.  Detectives have a suspect in custody and believe this to be an isolated incident that is possibly domestic related.  The names of the victim and suspect are being withheld pending the notification of the victim’s family.  An updated press release will be published online once the appropriate parties have been notified.

First State Inn