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Dover Police Arrest Magnolia Man Following Shooting that Left One Injured

Incident Number: 50-22-36101

Date/Time:  Monday, November 21, 2022, at 3:31 p.m.

Location: 200 Block of North West Street, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid   Email: Ryan.Schmid@cj.state.de.us

Narrative: The Dover Police Department has arrested Aaron Grimes, 22, of Magnolia, DE, following a shooting on North West Street Monday afternoon, that left a 24-year-old man from Dover, DE injured. The investigation began at 3:31 p.m., when Dover Police received a call for shots fired in the 200 block of North West Street. Officers went to the area and located a large crowd. Officers were able to located the victim, who had sustained a gunshot wound to his thigh. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment. 

Through their investigation, Detectives determined that Grimes was at the scene of the shooting and did shoot a handgun, hitting the victim in the thigh. No other injuries were reported. Grimes was taken into custody at the scene without incident. The firearm from this incident has not been recovered.

Grimes was taken to Dover Police where he was arraigned at JP#2.

Grimes was released on $22,500 unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
-Assault Second Degree


Aaron Grimes
Magnolia, DE

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