Shotgun fired in home invasion near Dover

Alder Park Apartments near Dover, Delaware
Alder Park Apartments near Dover, Delaware (Photo: Google maps)

DOVER, DELAWARE (3/1/2015) A shotgun was fired into the front door of an apartment during a home invasion early Saturday near Dover, state police reported today.

The incident happened about 5:35 a.m. in the AA building at Alder Park Apartments, 51 Webbs Lane.

A 31-year-old man told troopers he had been asleep in his bedroom when he was abruptly awakened by banging at his door.

When he went into the kitchen, a gunshot was heard and two males pushed open the front door and briefly entered the apartment.

They then left without taking anything, running toward the rear of the apartment complex.

The 31-year-old man was not injured, police said.

The two intruders were described as black, about 5-feet-8, weighing 140-150 pounds.

One was wearing a dark jacket and light blue jeans.

Police asked anyone with information to contact Detective M. Weinstein at 302-741-2813.

Tips also may be submitted anonymously through Delaware Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards, at 800-847-3333 or