Officer-Involved Shooting Lands Suspect In The Hospital

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 a 51-year-old male suspect in a vehicle. Officers repeatedly instructed the suspect to stop the vehicle, but the man attempted to flee, ramming a marked police vehicle and striking a second vehicle.

As the suspect 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. Two Wilmington Police officers discharged their department-issued firearms, and the suspect was struck once. The suspect continued driving and fled the area in his vehicle.

Police located the suspect 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 in the WPD in the search for the suspect, 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.

The two officers were not injured.

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