Just In: Knife-Wielding Man Shot And Killed By Milford Police Sunday

Milford- The Delaware State Police are currently investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred last evening in the limits of Milford, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffee said the incident occurred on January 5, 2020, at approximately 6:20 p.m., when Milford Police Officers were dispatched to Linstone Lane, Silver Lake Estates Apartments, Milford, for a report of a domestic incident involving weapons.

As Milford Police Officers arrived at the apartment, the male suspect came out of the apartment and into the hallway, advancing at Police Officers while brandishing a large knife. Both Police Officers reacted to the threat by shooting the suspect with their departmental issued handguns.

The suspect became incapacitated and the officers immediately issued first aid to the suspect, a 27-year-old male from Dover, DE. The suspect was transported to the Bayhealth Sussex Campus where he was pronounced deceased. His name is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.

The Police Officers did not sustain injury as a result of this incident and there were no other reports of injuries as a result of the domestic incident.

This is the same shooting that First State Update first told you about as it happening last evening.

 

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