Incident Number: 50-21-28222
Date/Time: Sunday, September 19th, 2021 at 3:46 a.m.
Location: New Castle Avenue north of East Water 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 that wounded a 44-year-old male. Dover Police were notified of the incident when the victim arrived at Bayhealth Kent Campus Emergency Room with a gunshot wound to his leg and a facial injury stemming from an assault. The victim advised police he was in his vehicle in the area of New Castle Avenue and East Water Street when three unknown black male suspects approached his vehicle asking for a cigarette. The victim then stated that one suspect entered his vehicle from the passenger side and the other two opened his driver’s door. The suspect on the passenger side struck the victim in the face with the butt of the handgun. As the victim was fleeing, one suspect fired multiple times, striking the victim’s vehicle four times and the victim in the leg.
The victim is currently being treated for the gunshot wound and facial injuries 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.