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Dover Police Investigating Shooting Death of 15-Year-Old 1-7-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-00683

Date/Time:  Monday, January 6th, 2020 at 9:49PM

Location:  Paul Street and Davis Circle, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating the shooting death of Kainami Grant, a 15-year-old male from Milford, Delaware, that occurred on Monday night.  At approximately 9:49PM, officers responded to an alley at the rear of Paul Street, near Davis Circle, after the victim called 911 himself to report that he had been shot.  

Upon arrival, it was learned that the victim had been shot multiple times, but was conscious at the time of officers arrival.  Grant was quickly taken to Kent General Hospital by medical personnel, where he succumbed to his injuries.  

There were no witnesses in the area upon police arrival.  Grant, whose identity was not immediately known, had to be positively identified through fingerprints.  Once Grant was identified, officers were able to notify his next of kin of the incident.

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.