Update: The Dover Police Department arrested Benny Fonseca on August 9th, 2019. Officers observed Fonseca in the area of North Governors Avenue and Mary Street and took him into custody without incident. Fonseca was committed to SCI in default of $44,000 secured bond.
Date/Time: Thursday, August 8th, 2019 at 5:01AM
Location: 100 Block of West Loockerman Street, Dover, DE
Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
The Dover Police Department is seeking a suspect in connection with an early morning stabbing incident that occurred on Thursday, August 8th. At approximately 5:01AM, officers responded to an apartment in the 100 Block of West Loockerman Street and discovered that a 25-year-old male victim was stabbed in the abdomen. The investigation revealed that the victim’s roommate, Benny Fonseca (26), stabbed him and proceeded to strike him several times when he was on the ground. Fonseca then fled the scene. The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries at a local hospital.
Fonseca is currently wanted on the following offenses:
-Assault 2nd Degree
-Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7111. 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.