*Update – Second Suspect Arrested* Delaware State Police Conducting Homicide Investigation

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Delaware State Police have arrested 19-year-old Jesean Coverdale of Milford, Delaware for murder following a shooting incident that occurred in Dover in May 2021.

On May 15th, 2021, at approximately 5:42 p.m., troopers responded to Uplift Barber Shop located at 1534 Governors Avenue, Dover, Delaware for a shooting incident. The investigation determined 23-year-old Javon D. Jones was a patron in the barbershop when an unknown male suspect entered through the front door of the business and fired multiple shots at Jones, striking him in the upper torso before fleeing on foot with a second suspect. Jones was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

Through investigative measures, the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit identified Kyree Robinson and Jesean Coverdale as the suspects. Robinson was arrested on April 20, 2022.

On July 25, 2023, Troop 3 Patrol made contact with Coverdale on a traffic stop and discovered he had an active warrant. He was taken into custody and transported to Troop 3 where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Murder First Degree (Felony)
  • Conspiracy First Degree (Felony)

Coverdale was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 7 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on an $85,000 cash bond.

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