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Man Shot During Officer-Involved Shooting Facing Attempted Murder

Wilmington Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred in the 3200 block of West Second Street Thursday evening.

Officials said at approximately 6:17 p.m., a Wilmington Police officer on proactive patrol was flagged down regarding an in-progress domestic dispute that was taking place in the 3200 block of West Second Street.

As police officers arrived on scene and exited their patrol vehicles, they located 51-year-old Orrin Daniels in a vehicle. Officers repeatedly instructed the Daniels to stop the vehicle, but he attempted to flee, ramming a marked police vehicle and striking a second vehicle, according to police.

As Daniels continued his attempt to flee the area, he drove his vehicle at a high rate of speed onto a sidewalk where police officers were standing, officials said Thursday. Two Wilmington Police officers discharged their department-issued firearms, and Daniels was struck once. He continued driving and fled the area in his vehicle.

Police located Daniels a short time later in the 900 block of North Pine Street, where he was taken into custody.

During the incident, Delaware State Police responded to the city to assist WPD in the search for Daniels, according to radio reports. Indications are that Trooper 4, landed at nearby Howard High School and transported the suspect by air to the trauma center at Christiana Hospital, where police say he was listed in stable condition

Investigators with the Criminal Investigations Division, the Office of Professional Standards and the Delaware Department of Justice are investigating the incident, according to officials.

Daniels has been charged with the following offenses:
Attempted Murder (First Degree) – 3 Counts
Reckless Endangering
Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony – 4 Counts
Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Resisting Arrest with Force or Violence
Reckless Driving

The two officers were not injured.

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