Delaware State Trooper Shot
Bear, Delaware – A Delaware State Police officer was shot in the line of duty today in the parking lot outside of a Wawa store. Civilians rushed to his aid, as police began searching for the suspect. Reports of shots fired at police about 15 miles away surfaced in this developing story.
Numerous media are now reporting this situation. The trooper’s condition is unknown. Witnesses stated that a man in a vehicle shot the officer, then got out of the car and shot him several more times as he lay on the ground. He then fled the scene.
One witness kept repeating “I can’t the image out of my head. I saw him fall. I can’t the image out of my head.”
Citizens performed CPR until the ambulance arrived.
Approximately 15 miles from the shooting scene outside Wawa, authorities said at 3 p.m. that they were dealing with a man near Middletown who was firing rounds at police officers and refusing to surrender.
Residents in the area were advised to stay inside and lock their doors until notified otherwise.
Officers came upon the man while responding to a call about shots fired in the 500 block of St. Michaels Drive in the Brick Mill Farm development, Maryland State Police reported.
“This investigation is related to the incident in which a trooper was shot outside a Newark area convenience store,” police said in a statement.
At this point, though some media are reporting the suspect is in custody, it is unclear. We’ll try to get more information by tomorrow.
Delaware State Police confirm Trooper shot in New Castle County. He was taken to Christiana Hospital. Photo courtesy NBC10. pic.twitter.com/E9vnTWla3N
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