Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigate a Home Invasion – West Dover

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Dover, DE – Troopers are investigating a home invasion that occurred west of Dover early this morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. Tuesday July 5, 2016 in the 200 block of Stardust Drive, as three to five males forcefully entered the residence that was occupied by a 59-year-old male and 54-year-old female. The suspects, who were reportedly armed with unknown type handguns, demanded cash.  A physical altercation ensued between the 59-year-old male and one of the suspects when he was shot in the lower extremity.  The suspects then removed an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the residence in an unknown direction.  The male victim was transported to an area hospital where he was treated and released for the gunshot wound.  The female was slightly injured during the incident and was also treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspects were all described as males wearing masks over their faces (No further physical or clothing description available). They were all armed with unknown types of handguns.

Detectives have determined through preliminary interviews and investigation that this was not a random act and believe the victims may have been targeted in the home invasion.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact Detective D. Blomquist at 302-698-8426. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

Released: 070516 1005

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