Police: Family Argument Ends With One Dead, One In Custody

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The Dover Police Department has charged Keith Landry (47) in connection with the death of Gerard Landry, according to M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer.

Hoffman said Keith Landry was developed as a suspect during the investigation of the August 20th assault that resulted in the death of Gerard Landry on August 25th.

At approximately 7:47 PM, officers responded to the Unit Block of Ann Avenue in Dover for a report of an argument and a possible emergency medical situation. Upon arrival, Gerard Landry (39) was located with a severe head injury. Landry was transported to Kent General Hospital for treatment and later succumbed to his injury on August 25th, 2019. During the time Landry was hospitalized, it was unknown what had caused his head injury and Landry could not communicate with investigators or medical personnel as a result of his condition.

Once an autopsy was completed, it was determined that Landry’s death was a homicide, with the injury being caused by another person, said Hoffman.

On September 6th, the Dover Police Department and the U.S. Marshals First State Fugitive Task Force took Keith Landry into custody in the Hartly area without incident.

Keith Landry was committed to SCI on $50,000 cash bond on the following offenses:
-Manslaughter
-Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony.


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