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Shooting at Barrister Place Leaves Man Wounded 12-31-2019

Incident Number: 50-19-41456

Date/Time:  Monday, December 30th, 2019 at 10:52PM

Location:  400 Block of Barrister Place, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a 30-yearold man with wounds to his hand and thigh on Monday night.  At approximately 10:52PM, the male victim was in front of his home in the 400 Block of Barrister Place when he was approached by two black male suspects.  The suspects both displayed firearms and went through his pants pockets.  As the victim pulled away, one suspect fired two rounds, striking him once in the hand and once in the thigh.  The victim ran to a neighbors home, who then transported him the Kent General Hospital, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The suspects were described as black males, wearing all black clothing, with black ski masks covering their faces.  

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.