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  • Dover shooting suspect nabbed in Wilmington

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  • Aaron Brown, who was identified as a suspect in an Aug. 17 shooting in Dover, has been arrested by officers with the Wilmington Police Department.
    Wilmington officers, responding Aug. 19 to a call of suspicious activity at West 4th and Rodney streets, contacted Brown, who at first gave a false name and said he did not have identification, said Dover Police Department spokesman Cpl. Mark Hoffman.
    A check by police verified Brown’s true identity, and that he was wanted by Dover Police.
    A search of Brown’s person turned up 3.8 grams of crack cocaine, Hoffman said.
    Brown was wanted in connection with the Aug. 17 shooting, which took place in the 100 block of South New Street, Hoffman said. The victim, who refused to cooperate with police, was shot in the leg; Dover detectives identified Brown through a combination of witness interviews and reviews of surveillance video.
    Wilmington Police charged Brown with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance with aggravating factor (within 300 feet of a church), criminal impersonation, possession of drug paraphernalia and loitering for drug activity.
    When returned to Dover, Brown is expected to face charges of second-degree assault, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited, and possession of a firearm by a person prohibited.
    Bond information was not available, Hoffman said.
     

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