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UPDATE/ARREST MADE: Two Shot When Fight Breaks Out At Large House Party 9-8-2018


The Dover Police Department arrested 22-year-old Marquis Harris of Dover, DE for the shooting of two people at a party on September 8th.  Detectives developed Harris as a suspect in the incident and on October 2nd, members of the 1st State Fugitive Task Force arrested Harris in the 300 block of East Commerce Street in Smyrna, DE without incident.  Harris was committed to SCI in default of $81,000 cash bond on the following charges:
-Assault 1st Degree (2x)
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Reckless Endangering 1st Degree
-Criminal Mischief

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Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-30380

Date/Time:   Saturday, September 8th, 2018 at 2:22AM

Location:   Nicholas Drive, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that left two people with non-life threatening injuries on Saturday morning.  At approximately 2:22AM, officers responded to the Unit Block of Nicholas Drive for a report of shots fired.  Officers learned that there was a large party at the residence and a large fight broke out in the front yard of the home.  During that time, an unknown black male suspect fired multiple rounds into the crowd.  A 20-year-old female victim and male victim were struck in the back and transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital for treatment for their 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