The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred in the early Monday morning hours of September 5, 2022, that left a 19-year-old Dover woman injured, according to Master Corporal Ryan Schmid.
Schmid said at 2:44 a.m., an officer on patrol in the area of Simon Circle and Hayes Circle reported hearing several shots fired. Officers responded to this location and located the victim, who had sustained a gunshot wound to her upper torso. Officers rendered aid to the victim until EMS arrived. The victim was then transported to Bayheath Kent Campus for further treatment.
Through the ensuing investigation, it was determined that there had been a verbal argument between two male subjects in the 300 block of Simon Circle. During the argument, one of the subjects displayed a firearm and discharged it several times in the direction of the victim, causing her to sustain an injury to her upper torso.
Officers checked the area where this shooting occurred and located several spent shell casings.
On October 20th at 6:00 a.m., members of the United States Marshals Southeast Regional Task Force contacted Syncere Friends, 23, of Dover, at a residence in the 900 block of Washington Place SW in Atlanta, Georgia. Friends was taken into custody without incident and is awaiting extradition to Delaware where he will be formally charged with the following:
-Assault First Degree
-Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person
-Violation of Probation
said through the investigation, Friends was developed as a suspect and Detectives obtained a warrant for his arrest.