Bear – Delaware State Police have announced that the State Trooper that was shoot at a Bear area WAWA has died.
Police have not confirmed how many time the Trooper was shot but witnesses at the scene said that the Trooper was shot 8 times.
Other witnesses said that good Samaritans quickly jumped in and began CPR as soon as the shooter fled.
The last Delaware State Trooper to die in the line of duty was Corporal Christopher Shea. Shea was killed when his patrol car was struck head on by a vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver.
A Delaware State Trooper was shot and seriously wounded at the WAWA on Rount 40 (Pulaski Highway) today at around 1:00 p.m. The officers condition is not known.
State Police Statement – Newark – The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a shooting of a trooper in the parking lot of the Wawa located at 1605 Pulaski Highway.
The investigation is in its early stages and more information will be disseminated at a later time.
Traffic is congested in the area, commuters are asked to find alternate routes of travel.
Reports from the scene indicate that one suspect is in custody and police are actively searching for a second.
Trooper 4 (DSP Helicopter) was dispatched to drop a K-9 officer to the original scene.
Police have surrounded a home in Middletown where the suspect may be held up.
State Police Statement – Middletown – Multiple police agencies are on the scene of a shots fired complaint in the 500 block of St. Michaels Drive, Brick Mill Farm Development. This investigation is related to the incident in which a trooper was shot outside a Newark area convenience store. A male suspect has refused orders to surrender and continues to fire rounds at police officers.
No further details are available at this time and updates regarding this incident will be sent hourly or until the situation is resolved.
Residents in the area are advised to stay inside their homes and lock their doors until notified otherwise.
Brick Mill Road is currently closed between Marl Pit Road and Middletown Odessa Road (SR299). Commuters are advised to seek alternate routes of travel.
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