Multiple Gunmen Force Their Way Into Home, Women, Children Inside



Dover – The Delaware State Police are investigating a home invasion that occurred last evening in Capital Park, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred at approximately 9:46 p.m. Wednesday, January 31, 2018, when Troopers responded to the 100 block of South Governors Boulevard for a reported home invasion. Upon arrival, contact was made with the homeowner, a 31-year-old female, who advised she heard a knock at her door, and when she proceeded to open the door, multiple subjects armed with handguns had forced their way into the residence, according to Jaffe. Also inside the residence at the time were four children ranging from ages 5 to 14 who were asleep in their rooms.

Through investigative measures, it was determined that the intended target was the 31-year-old victim’s ex-boyfriend who no longer lives at the residence. Neither the homeowner nor any of the four children were injured, according to Jaffe.

This case remains under investigation, Troopers ask anyone with information, in reference to this incident, to contact Detective J. Dear, Troop 3 Criminal Investigative Unit at 302-698-8540. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at

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