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Dover Post
  • Intruder, victim trade gunshots in Dover home

  • A Dover man traded gunfire with an armed intruder during a home invasion incident early Independence Day morning.
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  • A Dover man traded gunfire with an armed intruder during a home invasion incident early Independence Day morning.
    The 24-year-old victim was not hurt, although his 32-year-old brother, who also was in the home, was treated and released by Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital for a minor injury.
    The incident took place at 3:15 a.m. July 4 at a home in the 300 block of Norway Drive, Pinewood Acres Mobile Home Park, said Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier.
    The 32-year-old was sleeping on the living room floor when he was awakened by a bang coming from the front door, Fournier said. As he tried to get up, he was hit in the right temple with a handgun. Following a brief struggle, the victim ran back to his 24-year-old brother’s bedroom, shut the door and laid in front of the door to hold it shut.
    The suspect fired four to five shots through the door, but the brother returned fire with at least three shots.
    The suspect fled without taking any property, and there was no description of the intruder or possible other intruders, available.
    Detectives have determined this was not a random act and the victims most likely were targeted for attack, Fournier said.
    Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Det. Anderson at 741-2815. Tips also may be left by using the DSP Mobile Crime Tip app, available for download at www.Delaware.gov/apps.
    Information also may be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333, via the Internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending a text to 274637 (CRIMES), starting the message with the keyword “DSP.”
     
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