Delaware Officer Shoots Armed Man in Dover Day Care Lot: Police

Dover police say an officer has shot a man downtown after receiving a tip that he had a handgun.

Chief Paul Bernat says officers received the tip about 1 p.m. Friday that 21-year-old Terrence Fletcher had a handgun while he was downtown. Bernat says officers went to the scene, and chased Fletcher on foot.

The shooting occurred in the parking lot of a day care, Bernat says. The chief does not know what led to the shooting, but says a handgun was recovered.

Fletcher sustained a flesh wound to his thigh, Bernat said, and was taken to a hospital in good condition.

Police say Fletcher is black, and the officer who shot him, whom they did not identify, is white. Race has not been raised as a factor in the shooting.

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