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Dover Man’s Death Ruled a Homicide Following Autopsy 8-28-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-26527

Date/Time:  Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 at 7:47PM

Location:  Unit Block of Ann Avenue, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a possible homicide as the result of an incident that occurred on August 20th.  At approximately 7:47PM, officers responded to the Unit Block of Ann Avenue for a report of an argument and a possible emergency medical situation.  Upon arrival, Gerard Landry (39) was located with a severe head injury.  Landry was transported to Kent General Hospital for treatment.  Landry succumbed to his injury on August 25th, 2019.  During the time Landry was hospitalized, it was unknown what had caused his head injury and Landry could not communicate with investigators or medical personnel as a result of his condition.  Once an autopsy was completed, it was determined that Landry’s death was a homicide, with the injury being caused by another person.  

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.