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Arrest Made in Simon Circle Homicide


UPDATE (June 10th, 2021):
The Dover Police Department has made an arrest in the June 9th homicide that occurred in the area of West North Street and Simon Circle.  During the investigation, Nyasia Smith (20), of Felton, was developed as a suspect in the case.  Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Smith who was taken into custody during a traffic stop at approximately 6:38 p.m. in the Felton area.  When Smith was arrested, she was in possession of a loaded 9mm handgun, approximately 41.7 grams of marijuana, and a digital scale.

The name of the victim in this case is being withheld pending next of kin notifications.

Smith was committed to Baylor Women’s Correctional Center on a $1,150,000.00 cash bond on the following charges:
-Murder 1st Degree
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony

Charges as a result of items found during traffic stop:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Drug Paraphernalia

Nyasia Smith
Felton, DE
Age: 20













Incident Number: 50-21-16343

Date/Time:  Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 at 1:33 a.m.

Location: Area of West North Street and Simon Circle, 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 homicide that occurred on Wednesday morning.  At approximately 1:33 a.m. officers were called to the area of West North Street and Simon Circle in reference to a subject being shot.  Upon arrival, officers located a 37-year-old male with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso.  The victim was transported to Kent General Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.    

The name of the victim is being withheld until next of kin has been notified.

This incident is the second homicide in the City of Dover in 2021 with the first coming in an April 12th incident which resulted in an arrest.

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.