Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigate Report of Shots Fired – Dover

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Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Dover (19901) – The Delaware State Police are investigating an incident in which an unknown suspect shot at an occupied vehicle in the parking lot of a Dover area apartment complex yesterday evening.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at approximately 9:45 p.m., as a 24-year-old male, a 22-year-old male, and a 19-year-old female were seated inside of a black Kia Sorento, which was parked in the 300 block of Billy Mitchell Lane in the General’s Greene Apartment complex. It was at this time that an unknown suspect fired multiple rounds from an unknown make and model gun, striking the vehicle. The three subjects immediately exited the apartment complex in the car which subsequently became disabled in the area of Rt. 10 and Bay Road. None of the occupants of the vehicle were injured.

This incident remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police. No arrests have been made and there is no suspect description available at this time.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact the Troop 3 Major Crimes Unit at 302-698-8547. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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 Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at

Released: 071617 1745



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