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Suspect Arrested After Shooting at Vehicle

Incident Number: 50-21-26697

Date/Time:  Sunday, September 5th, 2021 at 6:47 p.m.

Location: Silver Lake Park (west side), Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested a suspect following a shooting that occurred on Sunday evening on the west side of Silver Lake Park.  At approximately 6:47 p.m., officers received a call from a 27-year-old female victim that her car was shot while in Silver Lake Park and that she was following the suspect vehicle to Woodcrest Apartments.  Officers were able to determine that the suspect (later identified as Kiara Banks, 26) resided in building 858 and surrounded the building and called the suspect out.  Banks and another female occupant peacefully surrendered to police.  A search warrant was obtained for the residence and officers located a 9mm handgun inside of a trashcan.  

Banks was charged with the following offenses:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Reckless Endangering 1st Degree (2x)
-Tampering with Physical Evidence
-Criminal Mischief

Bond information and mugshot were unavailable at time of release.