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April 16th Shooting Suspect Arrested

Incident Number: 50-22-11440

Date/Time:  Saturday, April 16th, 2022 at 12:53 a.m.

Location: Sidewalk in front of Irish Mike’s, 107 West Loockerman Street, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department and United States Marshals First State Fugitive Task Force arrested Robert Knox (26) for the shooting in front of Irish Mike’s on April 16th, 2022.  Knox was developed as a suspect during the investigation and an arrest warrant was obtained.  On May 24th, 2022 at approximately 12:20 p.m., officers arrested Knox after he left an apartment on Plummage Court in Dover without incident.  At the time of his arrest, Knox was found to be in possession of 18.6 grams of marijuana and a large amount of cash.  

Officers then obtained a search warrant for the apartment that Knox and Shaniqua Smith (29) were in.  During the search, officers located 6,106.7 grams of marijuana (13.5 pounds), a 9mm handgun, a .380 caliber handgun, and $54,931 in drug proceeds.

An arrest was also made on May 3rd after a suspect was identified as having a handgun when the shooting occurred.

Knox was committed to SCI on a $321,000 cash bond on the following offenses:
-Assault 1st Degree*
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony*
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (2x)*
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Possession of Marijuana
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (4x)
-Drug Paraphernalia

*Charges from April 16th Shooting

Shaniqua Smith was released on a $30,500 unsecured bond on the following offenses:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Possession of Marijuana
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Drug Paraphernalia

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