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Dover Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

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Emory Cannon, photo from 2011 Emory Cannon, photo from 2011

DOVER, Del.-  A Dover man is behind bars after police say he shot his mother and her boyfriend.

Police arrested  Emory Cannon for attempted murder after responding to reports of shots fired in the Capitol Park development just before 2 p.m. Thursday.

Upon their arrival, troopers learned two victims had been shot outside the residence and had already left the area in a privately owned vehicle en route to Bayhealth - Kent General Hospital.  

Detectives met with the two victims at the hospital. According to police, the victims say a verbal argument between Cannon and his 41-year-old mother turned physical.  The mother's 31-year-old boyfriend then stepped in,  which then escalated into Cannon wrestling with him into a car that was parked in the driveway.  Police say Cannon then reached into the side of his pants and pulled out a handgun and began firing. Police say the man was hit in the torso several times, and the woman was hit once in the leg.

Police say the two were then driven to the hospital by a friend that was inside the house during the altercation and Cannon fled the area on foot.
 
Within two hours,  Cannon was taken into custody by troopers after being located in the parking of the Wawa located at 1450 Forest Avenue, Dover.  He was transported back to Troop 3 where he was charged with Attempted Murder 1st, Assault 1st, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited.  He was arraigned at JP2 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $223,000.00 cash bond.
 
The 31-year-old male was admitted to the hospital in serious condition.  The 41-year-old female's admission status is currently unknown, but her wound is considered non-life-threatening.

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