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Dover Police Investigating Shooting Death of 19-Year-Old on Sussex Avenue 4-13-2021

Incident Number: 50-21-10011

Date/Time:  Monday, April 12th, 2021 at 9:16 p.m.

Location: 400 Block of Sussex Avenue, 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 the shooting death of a 19-year-old male that occurred on Monday evening.  Officers responded to the 400 Block of Sussex Avenue after receiving calls for a shooting at approximately 9:16 p.m.  When officers arrived, they located 19-year-old Dazhmier Brooks, who was unresponsive as a result of a gunshot wound to the chest.  Officers rendered aid to Brooks until medical personnel arrived on scene and transported him to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital.  Brooks later died as a result of his injury.  

The incident is the first homicide in the City of Dover in 2021.

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.