14-Year-Old Charged In Dover Shooting

The Dover Police Department has arrested a 14-year-old black male, from Dover, following a shooting incident that occurred Monday afternoon according to Master Corporal Ryan Schmid.

Schmid said the investigation began on Monday, January 16 at 3:00 p.m., when Dover Police took the report of a shooting in the unit block of South New Street. Upon arrival officers located shell casings confirming there had been a shooting in the area. The investigation showed that a 14-year-old black male from Dover and another black male juvenile fired handguns at a residence in the unit block of South New Street and the residence was occupied at the time said Schmid. 

Schmid said on 01/17/23 the Dover Police Department executed a search warrant on a residence in the unit block of South Governors Avenue and the 14-year-old male was taken into custody without incident. He was transported to Dover Police Department where he was processed and arraigned.

He was committed to Stevenson House Detention Center on $26,000 cash bail on the following charges:
-Possession of a Firearm By a Person Prohibited(2x)
-Reckless Endangering First Degree(10x)
-Conspiracy Second Degree
-Criminal Mischief

The second suspect is still wanted for this incident and investigators are working to locate him

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