Dover Police Department spokesman Lt. Jason Pires said officers responded to the nightclub for a large crowd gathering as the club was closing at approximately 1:10 a.m. Lt. Pires said that, while officers were on scene, they heard several gunshots fired in the parking lot. Officers immediately responded to the area where they heard the shots and located numerous spent shell casings.
Lt. Pires said that witnesses at the scene told officers that the two suspects, both Dover residents, got into a verbal altercation with the male victim inside the nightclub that eventually led outside. The spokesman said that, once outside, the suspects and several others not identified assaulted the victim, who was eventually able to get away and got into his car.
Lt. Pires said that, after the victim and his girlfriend got into their car, the two suspects — who were in possession of handguns — shot at the victims several times.
Officers located the victims and their vehicle, which had numerous bullet holes in it, police said. Neither party inside of the car was struck by any rounds that were fired. The male victim was taken to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and released.
While at the scene, officers were able to obtain a description of the vehicle that the suspects fled in. Later Sunday morning, officers located the suspect vehicle and stopped it in the area of Capital Green and contacted one of the suspects inside. Officers searched the vehicle and found a .40 caliber handgun that had been stolen from Salisbury, Md.
Naquan Ingram, 32, of the 100 block of South Governors Blvd., Dover, was arrested and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of a $29,100 cash bond.
The second suspect, Agmere Matthews, 21, of the 300 block of Nimitz Road, Dover, is wanted by the Dover Police Department for crimes relating to this incident.
The Ingram suspect is charged with third-degree assault, criminal mischief and various weapon and other charges. The Matthews suspect, upon arrest, faces similar charges.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302) 736-7111. Callers may remain anonymous.
Tips can also be submitted to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on-line at www.tipsubmit.com.
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