Suspects sought in two separate Dover shootings

DOVER — City police said they are investigating two separate shooting incidents, one which left a man with non-life threatening injuries early Tuesday morning.

According to Dover police, officers responded to the scene Tuesday within a minute of a 12:55 a.m. shots fired complaint via a 911 call in the area of Fulton Street and North New Street.

Police learned of a victim in the Tuesday shooting after a 32-year-old man went to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital on his own shortly after 1 a.m. He was treated for non-life threatening injuries and released, police spokesman Cpl. Mark Hoffman said.

Kwame Redmond

Kwame Redmond

Authorities said the man was shot once in the leg as multiple rounds were discharged. A rental vehicle and home in the 100 block of North New Street were each struck twice, according to police.

Police said later Tuesday morning that it was unknown whether the shooting was a random act or targeted. The victim spoke with law enforcement “but he could not identify the suspects or a reason for the shooting,” Cpl. Hoffman said.

It was unknown whether a lone shooter was involved or other persons were in the vicinity at the time as investigation continued, police said.

The last Dover police officer left the shooting scene at 4 a.m., Cpl. Hoffman said.
Robbery, shooting reported

Dover Police Department is also investigating an alleged robbery and shooting early Friday afternoon in the area of Cecil Street west of North New Street.

Authorities said 24-year-old Wilmington resident Kwame Redmond, of the 1600 block of Boxwood Road, is being sought in connection with the investigation and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Police alleged that Mr. Redmond and an unknown suspect met with a 31-year-old man at approximately 12:25 p.m. on Friday, and a gunpoint robbery of cash ensued. No apparent reason for the meeting was disclosed.

The man who was allegedly robbed then chased the suspects who were on foot in his vehicle to the area of Fulton Street and New Street, police said. Shots were allegedly fired toward the man and police said he fled from the area in his vehicle.

Investigation found that bullets hit two separate homes in the 100 block of North New Street, Cpl. Hoffman said.

Authorities said they are investigating who allegedly shot at the man.

In general, police said robbery victims should contact law enforcement as soon as possible with any descriptive information available.

“The best thing victims of crimes can do is contact police right away and provide the best description possible of the suspect, any vehicles involved, direction of travel, etc.,” Cpl. Hoffman said.

Information sought

Cpl. Hoffman said, “We have been in contact with some people in the area in reference to the incident.”

According to police, Mr. Redmond is wanted on charges of first-degree robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by person prohibited, reckless endangering (three counts), second-degree conspiracy, and criminal mischief under $1,000 (two counts).

Police are working to identify a second suspect in the case, described only as a black male.

Police said the shootings on Tuesday and last Friday are not believed to be connected at this time.

Investigations into both cases are ongoing and Dover PD asked anyone with information to call 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 online at www.tipsubmit.com or through the Dover Police Department MyPD Mobile App.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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