Troopers Investigating Shooting at Best Western

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Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred at the Best Western in Dover late Tuesday evening.

On June 27, 2023, at approximately 11:59 p.m., troopers were dispatched to the Best Western at 1700 East Lebanon Road in Dover for a reported shooting. When troopers arrived, they observed a 23-year-old male from Dover, Delaware, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. A preliminary investigation revealed that the victim entered the suspect’s vehicle to purchase marijuana. During the exchange, the victim was shot by an unidentified male. The suspect vehicle fled the scene and is believed to be a white Toyota Camry with damage to the passenger side, between the front and rear door. At this time, there is no additional information regarding the suspect.

Delaware State Police Troop 3 Criminal Investigations Unit is still investigating this shooting. Detectives are asking anyone who witnessed or has information regarding this case to contact Detective S. Nash by calling 302-698-8442. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

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Released: 062823 2033


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