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Man Shot During Altercation on Spruance Road. 1-1-2021

Incident Number: 50-20-33493

Date/Time:  Thursday, December 31st, 2020 at 5:17 p.m.

Location: 100 Block of Spruance Road, Dover, DE

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

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that injured a 28-year-old man on Thursday afternoon.  At approximately 5:17 p.m., the male who was shot called the police and said he was driving to the hospital.  Officers met the man near the Dover Post Office on Loockerman Street where he was transported by ambulance to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital with a single gunshot wound to the torso.  Investigators believe that the male who was shot was engaged in a physical altercation with an acquaintance inside of a home in the 100 Block of Spruance Road.  During that altercation, a handgun was displayed and it is believed that the men struggled with the weapon when a shot was fired.  The investigation is ongoing at this time. 

The male who was struck is in critical but stable condition.  

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 delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.