While the suspect was firing rounds, the operator of the suspect vehicle made a u-turn on Stevenson Drive and struck a curb, causing front end damage.
DOVER (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: The Dover Police Department arrested four people following a shooting incident on Wednesday afternoon in the area of White Oak Road and Stevenson Drive in Dover.
Police say the officers were responding to a call about multiple gunshots coming from a moving vehicle. Two homes were damaged during the early afternoon chaos.
Upon arrival, officers located residences on Starboard Court and Fairwind Place that were struck by gunfire and checked to ensure that no occupants were injured, police said. An occupied vehicle was struck by gunfire and was located on East Wind Drive after fleeing the area.
According to police, during the initial investigation, surveillance footage showed a black Hyundai with New Jersey tags turn onto Stevenson Drive from the east. The rear passenger exited the vehicle and fired multiple rounds at a vehicle, striking it at least twice before it fled onto East Wind Drive. The rear passenger/shooter was a tall and skinny black male that was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a gray bottom, black jogger style pants with a white stripe in the knee area, white socks over top of the pants, and black/gray sneakers with a white emblem.
In a press release, police said, while the suspect was firing rounds, the operator of the suspect vehicle made a u-turn on Stevenson Drive and struck a curb, causing front end damage.
Officers began searching the area for the vehicle and suspects, and one of the officers located a black 2012 Hyundai Sonata with New Jersey tags in the area of Long Point Road and North Little Creek Road. The vehicle was disabled and had heavy front end damage from striking the curb, but was unoccupied. The vehicle has previously been reported stolen., police said.
Officers then reviewed surveillance footage of city cameras and observed a suspect matching the shooters description leaving a residence in the 200 Block of West Reed Street just over an hour prior to the shooting. At 3:12 p.m., officers watching the same cameras observed the suspect wearing the same clothing as the shooter return to the home in the 200 Block of West Reed Street.
Officers were able to identify the suspect as Jaden Jenkins (20). Officers were also able to identify a 12-year-old juvenile and a 17-year-old juvenile that were with Jenkins.
As a result of this information, police say officers obtained a search warrant for the residence in the 200 Block of West Reed Street and executed it at approximately 7:30 p.m. During the search warrant, officers took Jenkins, both juveniles suspects, and Daniel Fears (24) into custody.
Officers also located the clothing worn by Jenkins during the shooting and a 9mm Taurus handgun., police said.
As the investigation continued, police say it was determined that Jenkins fired at the vehicle that was occupied by four people and that the 17-year-old juvenile was the driver of the vehicle, and the 12-year-old juvenile was the front seat passenger of the vehicle at the time of the incident.
No injuries resulted from this incident.
Jaden Jenkins (20) was committed to SCI on a $120,500 cash bond for Possession of a Firearm by Person Prohibited (2x), Reckless Endangering 1st Degree (5x), Criminal Mischief (3x), Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony, Receiving Stolen Property, and Conspiracy 2nd Degree (2x).
A 17-year-old Juvenile from Dover was committed to Stevenson House on a $16,000 secured bond for Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (2x), Conspiracy 2nd Degree (2x), and Receiving Stolen Property.
A 12-year-old Juvenile from Camden, DE was committed to Stevenson House on a $13,000 secured bond for Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (2x), Conspiracy 2nd Degree (2x), and Receiving Stolen Property.
Daniel Fears (24) was committed to SCI on a $20,000 secured bond on a single charge of Possession of a Firearm by Person Prohibited.
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