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Carjacking/Shooting on S. New Street 7-23-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-22880

Date/Time:  Sunday, July 21st, 2019 at 12:45AM

Location: S. New Street, just North of Reed Street, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a carjacking and shooting that occurred on Sunday morning.  At approximately 12:45AM on Sunday, July 21st, a 32-year-old male victim advised that he was standing near a white 2010 Hyundai Sonata in the area of S. New Street and Reed Street.  The victim was approached by an unknown black male suspect who was armed with a handgun and demanded the victim walk away from the car.  The suspect then fired multiple shots before fleeing in the vehicle.  The victim was struck by one round that hit his left ear, then entered his neck/shoulder area and was lodged in his torso.  The victim is in stable condition and is being treated at a Delaware hospital at this time.  

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 may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delawarecrimestoppers.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.