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Robbery Suspect Arrested with Assistance from DPD K9 7-23-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-23105

Date/Time:  Monday, July 22nd, 2019 at 10:06PM

Location: Loockerman Street at Federal Street, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested an armed robbery suspect with the assistance of a police K9 on Monday night.  At approximately 10:06PM, Shaquan Shields (17), approached a 48-year-old male victim at a bus stop at the intersection of Loockerman Street and Federal Street.  Shields produced a black handgun and demanded the victim’s money and cellphone.  Shields was observed riding a blue bicycle by responding officers in the area of New Street and Loockerman Street.  Shields then fled the area.  Dover Police K9 (Gerome) then tracked and apprehended the suspect who was found hiding in the rear parking lot of a business in the area of South Governors Avenue and North Street.  

Shields was treated and released for minor injuries from the K9 apprehension and was later charged with the following offenses: 
-Robbery 1st Degree
-Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony
-Resisting Arrest
-Local Fugitive

Shaquan Shields