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23-Year-Old Shot in Arm on S. New Street

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Incident Number: 50-22-14216

Date/Time:  Wednesday, May 11th, 2022 at 11:48 p.m.

Location: 100 Block of South New 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 occurred on Wednesday night.  At approximately 11:48 p.m., officers responded to the 100 Blocks of South New Street and South Queen Street for a report of shots fired.  While checking the area, a 23-year-old male victim arrived at Bayhealth Kent Campus with a gunshot wound to his right forearm.  The victim was uncooperative with detectives, providing multiple versions of the incident, but stating it occurred in the area of Reed Street, between South Bradford Street and South Governors Avenue.   Downtown surveillance video showed that no incident occurred in the area where the victim stated.  Surveillance showed that the victim was in the 100 Block of South New Street when an unknown black male runs into the area.  At that time, several people were seen fleeing on foot, which is believed to be when shots were fired and the male victim was struck.   If you wish to provide information on this case or other criminal activity, please 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.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Dover Police Victim Services Unit is available to provide help and guidance.  You can contact the Victim Services Unit at 302-736-7134 or by email at: Diane.Glenn@cj.state.de.us

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