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Suspect Wanted for Shooting at Service Station Employee 12-20-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-32583

Date/Time:  Saturday, December 19th, 2020 at 2:48 p.m.

Location:  U.S. Gas, 461 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us

The Dover Police Department is seeking a suspect involved in a shooting incident that occurred on Saturday afternoon.  At approximately 2:48 p.m., officers responded to the U.S. Gas service station at 461 N. DuPont Highway for a report of shots fired during a verbal altercation.

The investigation revealed that Joshua Brown (40) was involved in a verbal altercation with an employee about a purchase.  During the altercation, Brown stated “I’ll shoot” and removed a black handgun from his waistband and fired one shot in the direction of the employee.  The employee was not injured.  Brown then fled the area.  

Joshua Brown is currently wanted by the Dover Police Department on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Reckless Endangering 1st Degree
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon

Joshua Brown
Photo from 2016
















The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7111 or call 911.  Callers may remain anonymous.  Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.