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Police Identify Driver In Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

New Castle County Police have released the name of the man who died as a result of an officer-involved shooting early Wednesday.

Officials said investigators from the New Castle County Division of Police, Criminal Investigations Unit, have identified the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle as 30-year-old, Lymond Moses of Bear.

The patrol officers involved, a 10-year veteran and a 3-year veteran, have both been placed on administrative leave per New Castle County Division of Police Policy.

Officials said this is still a very active investigation and is being conducted by detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police, Criminal Investigation Unit, members of the Professional Standards Unit, and the Delaware Department of Justice, Office of Division of Civil Rights and Public Trust.

Chief of Police, Colonel Vaughn M. Bond, Jr. stated “The events of this morning are tragic as the lives of our officers and the Moses family have been forever altered. I can assure those we serve that we are committed to conducting a thorough and exhaustive investigation to determine exactly what occurred during the officers’ interactions with Mr. Moses.”

Original Story

Wilmington – Earlier this morning, Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at approximately 1:10 a.m., officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were investigating a suspicious vehicle in the area of Rosemont Avenue and East 24th Street in the City of Wilmington, according to police.

Officials said as the officers approached, the vehicle took off and fled down a dead-end road. The vehicle then made a U-turn and drove at a high rate of speed directly at the officers. The officers subsequently discharged their firearms and struck the driver. The officers immediately rendered first aid and were later assisted by another emergency medical personnel. However, the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

This investigation is still in the early stages and information will be provided as soon as it is made available, added police.

Police ask that anyone with information regarding this incident to please contact the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit at (302) 395-8110.

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