Man shot during armed robbery in Dover

DOVER — The Dover Police Department is investigating a robbery and shooting that left a man wounded in his leg on Saturday morning.

A 29-year-old male victim was walking in the area of South Governors Avenue and West Division Street at approximately 6:04 a.m. when an unknown black male suspect allegedly displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s money, police said.

The victim initially stated he did not have anything and the suspect fired a shot, striking the victim in the upper leg. The suspect then took an undisclosed amount of cash and the victim’s shoes before fleeing the area, police said.

The victim was transported to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect was only described as a black make with all black clothing.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at 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 on-line at

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