Date: Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 02:38 a.m.
Location: Unit Block of Rockford Crossing
Contact: Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid Email: [email protected]
The Dover Police Department has arrested a 16-year-old black male of Dover following a shooting investigation that began early Saturday morning. The investigation began at 2:38 a.m. Saturday when a patrol officer stopped a stolen Kia Forte in Capital Green. Upon stopping the vehicle, one of the occupants ran, however the driver, the 16-year-old, was taken into custody without incident. Officers located shell casings inside of the vehicle at this time and they were collected as evidence.
At 2:43 a.m., the Dover Police Department received a call for shots fired in the unit block of Rockford Crossing. Officers responded and located a residence that was occupied by 5 individuals that had been struck by gunfire and was damaged. No injuries were reported as a result of this shooting. Detectives responded and began their investigation into this incident.
The 16-year-old was arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property Over $1,500, two traffic charges, and was released on Saturday.
Detectives continued their investigation into the shooting and determined that there was a delay in the 911 call for the shots fired and the shooting happened prior to the 16-year-old being stopped in the stolen Kia. Further investigation lead detectives to find that the 16-year-old was involved in the shooting and they obtained warrants for his arrest.
On July 24, 2023 the 16-year-old turned himself in to Dover Police Department where he was processed and arraigned.
The 16-year-old was committed to Stevenson House on $29,000 secured bail on the following charges:
-Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
-Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
-Reckless Endangering First Degree (5x)
-Criminal Mischief Over $1,000 but Less than $5,000
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