Man Wanted In May Shooting Turns Himself In Thursday

Delaware State Police have arrested Jaron Jones, 45, of Dover, DE following an investigation into a shooting incident that occurred in the Capitol Park neighborhood of Dover in May.

On May 24, 2022, at approximately 11:54 p.m., troopers responded to the residences on Congress Place regarding a report of shots fired. The ensuing investigation revealed that Jaron Jones had been involved in an argument with a neighbor. During the argument, Jones fired several shots toward the neighbor, which struck the victim, a 45-year-old man from Clayton, DE, who was standing nearby police said at the time. Jones subsequently fled the area in a black Buick Enclave SUV and was last seen traveling northbound on Bay Road towards an unknown destination.

On June 30, 2022, Jones responded to Troop 3 on his own volition, where he was charged with the following offenses:

Assault First Degree (Felony)
Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
Reckless Endangering First Degree (Felony)
Jones was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $115,000 cash bond.

Original Story

Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred in the Capitol Park neighborhood of Dover on Tuesday morning, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto.

DeMalto. said on May 24, 2022, at approximately 11:54 p.m., troopers responded to the residences on Congress Place regarding a report of shots fired. The ensuing investigation revealed that 45-year-old Jaron Jones of Dover had been involved in an argument with a neighbor. During the argument, Jones fired several shots toward the neighbor, which struck the victim, a 45-year-old man from Clayton, who was standing nearby said DeMalto.

Jones subsequently fled the area in a black Buick Enclave SUV and was last seen traveling northbound on Bay Road towards an unknown destination. The victim sustained gunshot wounds to his torso and arm. He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he is currently in serious but stable condition.

Attempts to locate Jones have been unsuccessful, and his current whereabouts are unknown. Jones is described as a black male, approximately 6’03” tall and weighing approximately 215 pounds. A photograph of Jones’ vehicle has been provided.

Troopers are asking anyone who has information regarding Jones’ whereabouts to contact Detective T. Ford of the Troop 3 Criminal Investigations Unit at 302-698-8569.

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