Update: Arrest Made in July 2020 Homicide
UPDATE: The Dover Police Department has made an arrest in the July 8th, 2020 shooting death of Uniqua Caldwell. Heivyn Johnson (17) was developed as a suspect during the investigation into the incident and was arrested on April 15th, 2021 on separate firearms charges. Once Johnson was taken into custody, detectives also charged her with the following offenses stemming from the July 8th, 2020 incident:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (3x)
-Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
Johnson was committed to the Stevenson Juvenile Detention Center on a $60,000 cash bond on the above charges.
Incident Number: 50-20-16946
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 at 12:02AM
Location: S. DuPont Highway at Loockerman Street, Dover, DE
Officer Releasing Information: Sergeant Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
The Dover Police Department is investigating the shooting death of 27-year-old Uniqua Caldwell, of Dover. Officers responded to the area of S. DuPont Highway and Loockerman Street for a report of a vehicle crash after a black Dodge Challenger struck a sign on the northwest corner of the intersection. When officer’s arrived, they located Caldwell in the driver’s seat with a gunshot wound to the head. Caldwell was transported to Kent General Hospital by ambulance where she was later pronounced deceased as a result of her injuries. Witnesses in the area observed a black male and black female exit the vehicle and flee on foot in an eastbound direction.
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 of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.