Dover man arrested in connection to shooting incident

DOVER, Del. – Dover Police arrested a Dover man following a shooting incident Tuesday evening.

Police say they were called to the area of West North Street and Simon Circle for a report of shots fired just before 6 p.m. On arrival, a 13-year-old male victim was found with a graze wound to his face. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.

In addition, two homes were hit by gunfire during the incident. Officers saw 20-year-old Darius Jean-Baptiste fleeing on foot from the scene and took him into custody. He was subsequently charged with second degree assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by person prohibited, four counts of reckless endangering, and two counts of criminal mischief.

Jean-Baptiste was held at SCI on $73,200 cash bond.

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