UPDATE (Suspect Arrested) Shooting at Whatcoat Apartments

**UPDATE** The Dover Police Department has arrested Rakim Overton-Bolden, 20, of Dover, for the January 20th shooting in Whatcoat Apartments. Through their investigation, Detectives identified Overton-Bolden as the suspect in this case and obtained warrants for his arrest. On January 26th, Overton-Bolden turned himself in to Dover Police Department.

Overton-Bolden was processed and arraigned at Dover Police Department.

He was committed to SCI on $17,000 secured bail on the following charges:
-Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
-Reckless Endangering First Degree (2x)
-Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony
-Provide False Statement to Lawn Enforcement with Intent to Delay/Hinder Prosecution
-Criminal Mischief Under $1,000

Rakim Overton-Bolden
Dover, DE

**Original Release**

Incident Number:  50-24-2494

Date/Time: Saturday, January 20th, 2023 at 10:37 p.m.

Location: 900 Block of Whatcoat Drive, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid   Email: Ryan.Schmid@cj.state.de.us

Narrative: The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred at Whatcoat Apartments late Saturday night. The investigation began at 10:37 p.m., when Officers responded to the 900 block of Whatcoat Drive for the report of shots fired in one of the buildings. The investigation revealed that there was an argument between several individuals inside of the building and during the argument, a black male wearing all black fired a handgun, causing damage to the building. No injuries were reported as a result of this shooting. 

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact 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 www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com ; a cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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