Philadelphia Man Arrested For Aggravated Menacing Following Shots Fired Complaint

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Incident Number:  50-23-34671

Date/Time: Sunday, October 22nd, 2023 at 12:40 a.m.

Location: 7-11, 654 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid   Email: [email protected]

Narrative: The Dover Police Department has arrested Quadir Petty Smith, 25, of Philadelphia, PA, following a shots fired complaint Sunday morning. The investigation began 12:40 a.m. when Dover Police Department received a call for shots fired at 7-11. Officers responded and located damage to the store that was caused by the shooting. The investigation revealed that Petty Smith was in possession of a firearm during this incident and was pointing it at individuals on scene. It is unknown if he fired shots during this incident or if there were other firearms present. Petty Smith left the store prior to Police arrival however he was located in the Planet Fitness parking lot and taken into custody without incident. Petty Smith was transported to Dover Police Department where he was processed and arraigned.

Petty Smith was committed to SCI on $2,500 secured bail on the following charges:
-Aggravated Menacing


Quadir Petty Smith
Philadelphia, PA

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302) 736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at ; a cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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