Just In: Teen With A Gun, Delaware State Trooper Forced To Use Deadly Force


Dover – The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is currently investigating of a Trooper involved shooting in which a suspect was fatally wounded, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said the initial investigation has determined that at approximately 3:11 a.m., Saturday, December 9, 2017, a Trooper assigned to Troop 3 in Camden, stopped a vehicle, on Fieldstone Court, in the area of Kenton Road, Dover.

The Trooper approached the vehicle, at which time the front seat passenger displayed a weapon, with an exchange of gunfire ensuing. The 16-year-old, male suspect, was shot during the exchange, and succumbed to his injuries after being transported to an area hospital. The 18-year-old male driver of the vehicle, sustained a gun shot wound to his leg and was treated and released from the hospital. A 15-year-old rear seat passenger in the vehicle was uninjured as a result of the incident. The Trooper was not injured.

The investigation is active and ongoing, with further details being released as they become available.

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