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Man Shot During Armed Robbery on S. Governors Avenue 3-18-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-8667

Date/Time:   Saturday, March 17th, 2018 at 6:04AM

Location:   S. Governors Avenue at W. Division Street, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a robbery and shooting that left a man wounded in his leg on Saturday morning.  A 29-year-old male victim was walking in the area of S. Governors Avenue and W. Division Street at approximately 6:04AM, when he was approached by an unknown black male suspect.  The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s money.  The victim initially stated he did not have anything and the suspect fired a shot, striking the victim in the upper leg. The suspect then took an undisclosed amount of cash and the victim’s shoes before fleeing the area.  The victim was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.  The suspect was only described as a black make with all black clothing.

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.