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Dover Police Arrest Suspect After Two Shooting Incidents 6-13-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-18229

Date/Time:   See Narrative (multiple incidents)

Location:  See Narrative (multiple locations)

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


The Dover Police Department arrested Jaquell McDonald (22) in connection with two shooting incidents that occurred between Wednesday, June 12th and Thursday, June 13th, 2019.  

The first incident occurred at approximately 10:01PM when officers responded to the 100 Block of Willis Road for a report of multiple shots fired.  Officers learned upon arrival, that multiple vehicles and residences had been struck by gunfire.  A witness provided police with cell phone photos of a gray Ford truck and a 4-door sedan that had fled immediately after the shots were fired.  

At approximately 12:09AM, officers responded to the area of Stevenson Drive (Manchester Sqaure) for a report of shots fired with the suspect being described as a black male wearing light-colored clothing.  Officers who were working a high-visibility patrol assignment in the area, located Jaquell McDonald fleeing from the scene and took him into custody.  Officers also located a .40 caliber handgun that was in the area McDonald as seen fleeing as well as a set of keys to a Ford F-150 that was in the previously mentioned cell phone photo. 

McDonald was committed to SCI in default of $75,500 cash bond on the following charges:
-Possession of a Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Reckless Endangering 1st Degree (6x)
-Criminal Mischief (5x)

Jaquell McDonald
Lincoln., DE