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  • Dover man surrenders in Spruance Road shooting; others are being sought

  • Dover Police have arrested 18-year-old Khiheim Hanzer in connection with a Thursday morning shooting that sent another man to the hospital.
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  • A Dover man wanted in connection with a Thursday morning shooting has surrendered to police.
    Khiheim Hanzer, 18, of the unit block of Grissom Street, Dover Air Park, turned himself in shortly after midnight April 5, said Dover Police spokesman Cpl. Mark Hoffman.
    Police detectives developed Hanzer as a suspect after following up on a number of leads in the case, which began at 1:14 a.m. April 3 in the 100 block of Spruance Road, Hoffman said. Part of that investigation included posting a surveillance camera video of the incident through social media.
    According to information developed by police, a fight had broken out at the house which led to the shooting. The police investigation pinpointed Hanzer as the person who fired numerous shots into the house, resulting in at least nine bullet holes in the walls and front door.
    One person, an 18-year-old man whose identity is being withheld by police, was struck in the torso, causing damage to his liver. A second bullet hit the man in the chest.
    That person was taken to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, where he is in critical but stable condition following surgery.
    Although Hanzer’s arrest was a primary focus of the investigation, detectives are working to identify other persons involved in the incident that led to the shooting, Hoffman said.
    Hanzer was charged with first-degree assault, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, six counts of first-degree reckless endangering and riot with planned use of a deadly weapon.
    He has been ordered jailed at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, Smyrna, in default of a $31,500 cash bond.
    Hoffman asked that anyone with any information on this shooting incident contact the Dover Police Department at (302) 736-7111. Anonymous tips also may be submitted through Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) 947-3333, or online at delaware.crimstoppersweb.com.
     

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