Rodney Miller was found in a vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene after a Dover police patrol officer responded to gunshots coming from Towne Point Apartments at approximately 7:40 p.m.
Authorities said Mr. Miller did not live in the apartment complex at 820 Carvel Drive and was believed to be the vehicle’s driver.
The vehicle was placed in secure storage by police as evidence. No make or model, or ownership information was released.
Mr. Miller was located at the back of Towne Point. Police did not disclose the nature of his injuries as investigation continued on Wednesday.
Police were checking on possible surveillance video available. Detectives canvassed the area on Tuesday night and slated to follow up the next day.
While police believed the shooting to be an “isolated incident,” spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman encouraged “residents to report suspicious persons or activity in the area.”
Police asked anyone with information to call 736-7130. 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 online at www.tipsubmit.com or through the Dover PD MyPD Mobile App.
Mr. Miller’s death was the second homicide in Dover this year. Two Maryland men were arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 31-year-old man at Clearfield Apartments on Jan. 10.
On Dec. 22, 2016, a 52-year-old Dover man was located with a single gunshot wound to the upper torso in an alley connecting Mitscher and Spruance roads. He was transported to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in Dover and pronounced dead several hours later.
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