Home struck by gunfire in Dover

DOVER — The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred in the 200 block of North New Street on Friday morning. Dover Police Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said that at approximately 2:20 a.m., officers responded to the area for report of shots fired. When officers arrived, they observed damage to […]

Georgetown man arrested after shots fired

MILTON — A 27-year-old Georgetown man was arrested for aggravated menacing and other charges after a firearm was discharged several times Thursday night, Delaware State Police said. Devante J. Williams was taken into custody without incident after allegedly pointing a gun at a 55-year-old man inside a residence on Springside Drive, police said. He then […]

Reward offered for information in Newark gun shop burglary

NEWARK — Five suspects stole 35 firearms after breaking into the American Sportsman gun store early Sunday, authorities said. Also taken were firearm accessories, including magazines, according to the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. ATF and the National Shooting Sports Foundation announced a combined reward of up to $5,000 for information leading […]

Unoccupied vehicle struck by gunfire late Thursday

DOVER — An unoccupied vehicle was damaged by gunfire late Thursday, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. Officers were called to the 400 block of Sussex Avenue at approximately 11:45 p.m. for a shots fired report, authorities said. Several shell casings were located on the ground along with the vehicle struck by multiple […]

Milford officers involved with deadly shooting return to duty

MILFORD — Two officers involved in a fatal shooting during a domestic incident response on Jan. 5 have returned to duty, Milford police said this week. The officers were placed on administrative leave after discharging firearms at Brandon D. Roberts, 27, Dover, at Silver Lake Estates Apartments, authorities said. Mr. Roberts was transported to Bayhealth […]

Loaded firearm found during traffic stop

DOVER — A 41-year-old Harrington man was arrested after a loaded handgun was found during a traffic stop early Wednesday, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. Front seat passenger Paul L. Ridenour initially provided troopers with a false identification during the 12:58 a.m. stop on U.S. 13, authorities said. He was detained […]

Canada bans assault-style weapons after shooting rampage

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an immediate ban Friday on the sale and use of assault-style weapons in Canada, two weeks after a gunman killed 22 people in Nova Scotia. “Canadians need more than thoughts and prayers,” he said, rejecting the reaction of many politicians after mass shootings. Trudeau cited numerous mass shootings […]

Demand for guns slows background checks

CHESWOLD — Before the pandemic, the majority of gun buyers left stores with weapons in hand. But with roughly twice as many sales in March, according to FBI statistics, getting those purchases approved takes a little longer these days. Shooter’s Choice Manager Kim McDaniel said Monday that prior to COVID’s impact on Delaware, about 95% […]

Ongoing argument leads to firearm charges

MAGNOLIA — An ongoing argument led to weapons charges after a firearm was pointed at a person late Monday, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. Desmond L. Robinson, 43, of Felton, allegedly pointed a gun at two adults standing beside him in a residential driveway in the 300 block of Millchop Lane […]

Police: Charges filed after false shooting report

Brandon Jones Tycere S. Bryant, MILLSBORO — Three persons were charged following an alleged falsely reported shooting incident, Delaware State Police said. According to spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe, troopers were dispatched to a shots fired report on Monday at approximately 2 p.m.. Upon arrival in the area of Lynch and Daisey roads, three persons […]

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