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Police Identify Man Gunned Down Inside Dover Barber Shop Friday

Dover- Delaware State Police have identified the individual who died during a shooting incident on Friday night in the Rodney Village area, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper.

Pepper said on Friday, May 15, 2021, at 5:42 p.m., troopers responded to Uplift Barber Shop located at 1534 Governors Avenue for a reported shooting. The investigation determined 23-year-old Javon D. Jones of Dover was a patron in the barbershop when an unknown male suspect entered the business’s front door and fired multiple shots at the victim, striking him in the upper torso before fleeing on foot. There were other individuals in the barer shop during the incident, but no one else was struck or injured.

The victim was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

At this time, there is no suspect information, said Pepper.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Det. Ryde with the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit by calling 302-741-2730.

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