UPDATED: BREAKING: Shots Fired in Dewey Beach Brawl; No Injuries


UPDATED – 6/5/22 – 12:50pmDewey Beach Police were called to Saulsbury Street just after 11:30 Saturday night for a report of gunshots. A DATE agent in the area told police he heard the shots and saw muzzle flash. Police took multiple male suspects – all in their 20s and from Pennsylvania – for questioning. They had been in a fight with other unknown males who left the scene. The investigation is continuing – there are no reports of injuries and no firearms were recovered from the scene. The suspects have been released and are cooperating with police. If you have information or video from the incident, contact Dewey Beach Police at 302-227-1110 or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.

Police add this incident did NOT involve the Starboard Restaurant, but occurred across the street. The restaurant was at near capacity at the time of the incident and immediately implemented their security protocols and activated a shelter in place for patrons and employees.


Multiple police agencies responded to assist Dewey Beach police after an officer reported several shots fired during a suspected brawl in the area of Saulsbury Street.

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A Delaware Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement agent was in the area when he reported the shots just before 11:40 p.m. Saturday, but it was unclear if the eight to 10 shots were fired in his direction.

The brawl allegedly involved about 20 males. Several fled but police detained a handful for questioning.

So far, nobody has been found shot.

DSP Trooper-2 also assisted with the canvas.

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