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Dover Man Arrested For Murder Following Sunday Morning Shooting

Incident Number: 50-24-12733

Date/Time:  Sunday, April 14, 2024, at 1:26 a.m.

Location: 100 Block of West Loockerman Street, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid   Email:

Narrative: The Dover Police Department has arrested Sadique Ingram, 23, of Dover, on murder charges, following a shooting that occurred on West Loockerman Street early Sunday morning. The investigation began at 1:26 a.m., when Dover Police Department was called for a shooting in the area of Irish Mike’s, where two subjects had been shot. Officers responded and located the victims, Syncere Friends, 25, of Dover, who had sustained a gun shot wound to his chest, and a 30-year-old female of Magnolia, who had sustained a gun shot wound to her lower body. Both victims were transported to Bayheath Kent Campus for treatment. Sadly, Friends died as a result of his injuries while at the hospital.

The ensuing investigation lead investigators to identify Sadique Ingram as the person responsible for the shooting. Detectives obtained warrants for his arrest and he was taken into custody during a traffic stop in Milford, Delaware late Sunday morning. Ingram was transported to Dover Police Department where he was processed and arraigned.

Ingram was committed to SCI on $1,000,000 cash bail on the following charges:
-Murder First Degree
-Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
-Assault First Degree
-Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony

Ingram is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Sadique Ingram
Dover, DE

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