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Two Home Invasions in Thirty Minutes in Same Dover Neighborhood

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Police say Hakeem Leonard committed one of the home invasions on Willis Road. (Photo: Dover PD) Police say Hakeem Leonard committed one of the home invasions on Willis Road. (Photo: Dover PD)

DOVER, Del.- Dover saw two home invasions in approximately 30 minutes Sunday night on the 100 block of Willis Road, according to police.

Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman, a spokesman for the Dover Police Department, said one suspect entered a home through a bedroom window. He said the incident happened at around 11 p.m. According to investigators, 24-year-old Hakeem Leonard forced his way into the home through that bedroom window and fired several shots striking the victim in the chest once. The victim fought Leonard who fled the scene, authorities said.

Tenisha Rivera has lived in the apartment complex for almost two years, and she says she has always felt safe in the neighborhood.

"It makes me feel very scared and not too safe," she says. "I don't know if it's on the same block, but the same strip as where I live. I let my kids flow willingly out here."

The victim in the 11 p.m. home invasion was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where police said he remains in stable condition. Police said Leonard was arrested at Bayhealth Kent General after he arrived seeking treatment for his injuries sustained during the fight with the victim.

The other home invasion happened approximately 30 minutes earlier on the same block. Police say around 10:30 p.m. four of five suspects entered a home and threatened three people with handguns. According to police, a 49-year-old man was assaulted and suffered a cut to his forehead during the incident. The victim was transported to Kent General Hospital for treatment of his injury. Hoffman said the incidents appear to be isolated.

"The close proximity and time and location, [the natural assumption would be] that they were connected somehow," he said. "There is no indication that they are at this point. However, our detectives continue to look into the possibility that they are connected."

Police are still looking for the four or five men who fled the home in the earlier invasion. They ask anyone with information to call the Dover Police Department at (302) 736-7130.

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