Teen Charged In 2020 Shooting Death In Dover

The Dover Police Department has made an arrest in the July 8th, 2020 shooting death of Uniqua Caldwell, according to Sergeant Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer.

Hoffman said a 17-year-old female was developed as a suspect during the investigation into the incident and was arrested on April 15th, 2021 on separate firearms charges.

Once taken into custody, detectives also charged her with the following offenses stemming from the July 8th, 2020 incident:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (3x)
-Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon

Although Dover Police have released the suspect’s name FSU does not name juveniles.

Original Story

The Dover Police Department is investigating the overnight shooting death of 27-year-old Uniqua Caldwell, of Dover. Officers responded to the area of S. DuPont Highway and Loockerman Street for a report of a vehicle crash after a black Dodge Challenger struck a sign on the northwest corner of the intersection, according to Sergeant Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer.

Hoffman said when officer’s arrived, they located Caldwell in the driver’s seat with a gunshot wound to the head. Caldwell was transported to Kent General Hospital just after 12:00 Wednesday morning by ambulance where she was later pronounced deceased as a result of her injuries. Witnesses in the area observed a black male and black female exit the vehicle and flee on foot in an eastbound direction.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delawarecrimestoppers.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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