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Police identify 21-year-old man shot dead earlier this month south of Dover


Esteban Parra   | Delaware News Journal
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A 21-year-old man who was found dead in a vehicle earlier this month just south of Dover has been identified by Delaware State Police.

Shakur A. Burrage, of Dover, was found dead in a vehicle on Oct. 2. Police said he'd been shot.

No arrests have been reported. 

Background: Dover man found shot and killed in car, police say

State troopers were dispatched to the 200 block of David Hall Road in the Rodney Village community for a report of a shooting just after 7 p.m. that day.

Arriving troopers found Burrage, who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to his upper body.

A preliminary investigation found that a physical altercation between Burrage and an unknown person occurred before the shooting in or near the vehicle.

"After the conflict, the suspect fled the scene," said Master Cpl. Heather Pepper, a state police spokeswoman. "The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene by Emergency Medical Services."

Anyone with information about this incident should contact state police at (302) 741-2821. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

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Contact Esteban Parra at (302) 324-2299, eparra@delawareonline.com or Twitter @eparra3.