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Dover Police Investigate Homicide on Woodcrest Drive

The Dover Police Department is investigating the shooting death of Jeff Tolson, 28, of Dover, DE, that occurred early Sunday morning. The investigation began at approximately 2:48 a.m., when Dover Police received the call for shots fired in the 900 block of Woodcrest Drive. Officers responded and located Tolson laying on the ground with gunshot wounds. Officers began life saving efforts until Tolson was transported to an area hospital, where he later died. No suspect description is available at this time.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Bowman at 302-736-7141 or the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at; a cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Dover Police Victim Services Unit is available to provide help and guidance. You can contact the Victim Services Unit at 302-736-7134 or by email at:

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