Jahmelle Taylor was a suspect in a Thursday night shooting.

UPDATE:  

A man suspected in a Thursday shooting tried but failed to escape arrest by Dover police.

Jahmelle Taylor, 25, was captured Friday, Dover Police Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said.

Taylor was a suspect in the Sept. 14 shooting of a 32-year-old man in the first block of North New Street, Hoffman said. The victim drove himself to Bayhealth Hospital-Kent Campus, where he underwent surgery for two gunshot wounds to the abdomen.

Dover officers and members of the US Marshal’s Delaware Fugitive Task Force tracked Taylor to South Governors Avenue but had to give chase when Taylor tried to run away. Police caught up and took him into custody.

Taylor is charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, first-degree assault, reckless endangering and violation of probation.

Bond information was not available, Hoffman said.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Dover registered its 14th shooting incident of the year Thursday morning.

Dover registered its 14th shooting incident of the year Thursday morning.

Dover Police Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said the gunfire took place shortly before 3:42 a.m. Sept. 14 in the first block of North New Street.

Officers going to the scene to investigate a report of shots fired learned shortly afterward the victim had driven himself to the Bayhealth Hospital-Kent Campus. After arrival in the emergency room, he underwent surgery for two gunshot wounds to the abdomen.

The man reportedly is in stable condition, Hoffman said; he was the 11th person injured by gunfire this year within the city limits. There has been one fatality, a June 1 incident at a local motel thought to have stemmed from a domestic dispute.

Police only know the suspect was a black man wearing all-black clothing, he said.

The investigation is ongoing, Hoffman said, and anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Dover police at 736-7111. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips also may be submitted through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333, online at tipsubmit.com or through the Dover Police Department MyPD app.