Dover Police investigators identify man shot and killed in Dover Barbershop

The victim was transported to a nearby hospital after being treated on the scene by EMS and New Castle County Paramedics however, he was pronounced deceased.

DOVER (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: Delaware State Police is investigating a Friday night shooting that left one man dead and a barbershop riddled with bullets.

It was around 5:45 p.m. when Troopers were dispatched to the Uplift Barbershop for a report of a shooting.

Police say a 23-year-old male of Dover was a patron in the barbershop when an unknown male suspect entered the business’s front door and fired multiple shots at the victim, striking him in the upper torso before fleeing on foot.

The victim was identified Monday morning as 23-year-old Javon D. Jones of Dover.

In spite of all the bullets that was fired, police say no one else in the barbershop at the time were struck by gunfire.

“There were other individuals in the barer shop during the incident, but no one else was struck or injured.,” Said police spokeswoman Heather Pepper.

The victim was transported to a nearby hospital after being treated on the scene by EMS and New Castle County Paramedics however, he was pronounced deceased.

Police have no suspect information at this time and the incident remains an active and ongoing investigation conducted by the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit.

Anyone with information regarding this case should contact Det. Ryde with the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit by calling 302-741-2730. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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