UPDATED: 2nd Arrest in May 2021 Murder At Dover Barbershop


UPDATED – 07/25/23: A second suspect has been arrested in a 2021 murder investigation. Delaware State Police arrested 19 year old Jesean Coverdale of Milford for a shooting incident at a Dover Barber Shop on May 15th. Police say 23 year old Javon Jones was a patron in the Uplift Barber Shop when an unknown man entered through the front door and fired multiple shots at Jones – who was struck in the upper body. The shooter left with a second suspect. Jones was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Kyree Robinson and Jesean Coverdale were identified as suspects – Robinson was arrested in April of 2022. Coverdale was arrested this morning during a traffic stop where police learned there was an active warrant for him. Coverdale is charged with 1st degree murder and 1st degree conspiracy and is being held at SCI in default of $85,000 cash bond.


Kyree Robinson / Image courtesy DSP

ORIGINAL STORY – 04/22/22 – A Dover man has been arrested on murder charges in connection with a fatal shooting at a barbershop nearly a year ago.
Delaware State Police said Thursday that 23-year-old Kyree Robinson was charged this week with murder and firearms-related crimes. Robinson was being held on more than $1-million cash bond.
23-year-old Javon Jones, a customer in the Uplift Barbershop on Governors Avenue, was gunned down in the establishment May 15th, 2021.

Delaware State Police released these details about charges against Kyree Robinson:

Through investigative measures, the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit identified Kyree Robinson as the suspect and obtained warrants for his arrest. On April 20th, 2022, Robinson was charged with the following crimes:

  • Murder First Degree (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Felony)

He was arraigned by the Justice of the Peace Court # 2 and issued a $1,070,000 cash bond. Robinson, who was incarcerated at Howard R. Young Correctional Institution at the time of his arraignment, remained in the custody of the Department of Corrections.