Officers Involved In Fatal Shooting Early Wednesday

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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