Troopers: Home Invasion Leaves One Shot In Dover, Suspect Held On $75K


Dover – The Delaware State Police Troop 3 Major Crimes Unit are investigating a shooting that occurred late yesterday afternoon and have arrested a Dover man, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on Monday, April 16, 2018 at approximately 4:51 p.m. when Troopers were dispatched to the 100 block of Mannering Drive for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, Troopers were informed that a 22-year-old male victim had been transported by EMS to a local area hospital with a gunshot wound.

Further investigation revealed that 21-year-old David I. Brown of Dover, had arrived at the Mannering Drive residence, entered the house without permission, assaulted a 19-year-old female resident, and broke down a bedroom door where the victim was located, according to Austin.

Brown and the victim engaged in a physical altercation which continued outside of the residence. While outside, the victim was subsequently shot and Brown fled the scene prior to police arrival, said Austin. The victim sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his lower torso and was being transported to a local area hospital.

Troopers along with Probation and Parole responded to Brown’s residence where he was taken into custody without incident. Brown was transported back to Troop 3 where he was charged with Assault First Degree, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Home Invasion, Offensive Touching, and Criminal Mischief. He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 7 and committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $75,500.00 cash only bond.

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