Suspect arrested in Dover home invasion, shooting

DOVER — A 20-year-old man was arrested Sunday in alleged connection with a Dover home invasion last month in which a resident was shot multiple times, authorities said.

Jamal Jones was apprehended without incident by the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force at a location undisclosed by authorities. He was sought after a May 23 incident in the 400 block of S. Governors Avenue, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said.

An initial Justice of the Peace Court appearance was pending, police said Monday. Default of $106,100 cash bond sent Mr. Jones to Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown.

The reported home invasion was one of 10 shooting-related incidents in the city within a month, including four with injuries.

Jamal Jones

A 32-year-old man suffered non-life threatening injuries after two black male suspects broke a front window and entered a home at approximately 6:35 a.m. Shots were fired after the men were confronted from persons inside the home,

The resident was in stable condition with lower extremity wounds after transport to a local hospital, police said.

A second person is being sought. No weapon had been recovered and police did not comment on a possible motive.

Charges against Mr. Jones included home invasion, reckless endangering (three counts), first-degree attempted robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, second-degree conspiracy and criminal mischief.

Police ask anyone with information to call 736-7130.

Callers may remain anonymous. Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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