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UPDATE: Arrest Made in New Street Shooting

UPDATE: On Friday, June 17th, 2022, the Dover Police Department arrested 20-year-old Zaveon Murchison in connection with the June 9th shooting on South New Street. Murchison was developed as a suspect and an arrest warrant was obtained. On June 17th, a search warrant was obtained for a home in the Unit Block of South Queen Street after it was determined that Murchison was inside of the home. Murchison was taken into custody without incident and committed to SCI on a $565,000 cash bond on the following charges:
-Attempted Murder 1st Degree
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony

A mugshot was not available at the time of release.

Incident Number: 50-22-17645

Date and Time: Thursday, June 9th, 2022 at 9:53 p.m.

Location: 100 Block of South New Street, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a 20-year-old male in critical condition as the result of multiple gunshot wounds. Officers responded to the 100 Block of South New Street at approximately 9:53 p.m. for a report of shots fired. When officers arrived, they located the male victim lying in the roadway and began first aid until medics arrived and transported the victim to Bayhealth Kent Campus. The victim was struck a total of eight times by gunfire with injuries to his upper extremities and torso. The victim remains hospitalized in critical condition