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Shooting on Cecil Street

Incident Number: 50-21-20000

Date/Time:  Friday, July 9th, 2021 at 9:51 p.m.

Location: 200 Block of Cecil Street, 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 occurred on Friday night.  At approximately 9:51 p.m., officers responded to the 200 Block of Cecil Street for a report of shots being fired.  When they arrived, officers located a 44-year-old male victim with a single gunshot wound to the lower leg.  The victim refused to provide any information to officers, becoming disorderly with them. The victim also became disorderly with responding medics and attempted to refuse treatment.  The victim refused to sign a waiver to refuse treatment against medical advice and was transported by medics to Kent General Hospital.  While at the hospital, the victim continued to be belligerent with officers and staff, causing a disturbance.  The victim was subsequently charged with disorderly conduct.

Officers at the scene of the shooting located a revolver in the area of the shooting. 

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7111.  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.