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Arrest Made in September 10th Shooting at Schutte Park


UPDATE: The Dover Police Department has arrested Daniel Johnson (17) in connection with the shooting incident at Schutte Park on September 10th, 2021.  Johnson was identified as a suspect and warrants were obtained by detectives.  Johnson was arrested during a traffic stop at 3:51 p.m. on Monday, September 13th without incident.  Johnson was committed to the Stevenson Juvenile Detention Center on a $38,000 secured bond on the following offenses:
-Reckless Endangering 1st Degree (3x)
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Criminal Mischief Under $1,000


Daniel Johnson
Age: 17
Cheswold, DE

















Incident Number: 50-21-27263

Date/Time:  September 10th, 2021 at approximately 4:00 p.m.

Location: Schutte Park, Electric 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 a shooting that damaged a vehicle in Schutte Park.  Officers responded to the area following a call for shots fired.  After contacting two vehicles that were leaving the area of the playground parking lot, it was determined that a third vehicle had pulled behind them and fired multiple rounds, striking one vehicle in the trunk/rear bumper area of one vehicle.  No injuries resulted from the incident.  

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.