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Shooting on S. Governors Avenue 7-5-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-22291

Date/Time:   Thursday, July 5th at 2:02AM

Location:   South Governors Avenue, North of Reed Street, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a 22-year-old man injured on Thursday morning.  At approximately 2:02AM, officers responded to the area of South Governors Avenue and Reed Street for a shots fired report.  Upon arrival, officers also learned a victim had been transported by private vehicle to Kent General Hospital.  The 22-year-old male suffered a single gunshot wound to the right arm as a result of the incident.  The injury is not life threatening.  

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

Fatal Accident in Rear Alley of New Castle Avenue 7-5-18

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-22196

Date/Time:   Wednesday,July 4th, 2018 at 2:22AM

Location:   Rear Alley of New Castle Avenue, Dover, DE

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


A 36-year-old Smyrna man was charged with Vehicular Homicide 2nd Degree following an incident on Wednesday morning.  At approximately 2:22AM, Gerald Medkeff was operating a Mazda 3 sedan in the rear alley of New Castle Avenue.  Medkeff was in the area to purchase drugs.  While in the alley, Medkeff was approached by several people in the area who became disorderly with Medkeff.  Medkeff attempted to leave the area by placing his vehicle in reverse, striking 40-year-old Moneca Saunders.  After striking Saunders, she became stuck under Medkeff’s vehicle.  Medkeff shifted from reverse to forward at least twice more in an effort to leave but was unsuccessful.  Assistance from the Dover Fire Department was needed to free Saunders from under the vehicle.  She was later pronounced dead at Kent General Hospital.  Medkeff was charged with a single count of 2nd Degree Vehicular Homicide.  Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the incident.

Medkeff was committed to JTVCC in default of $10,000 cash bond.