Officials: Trooper Involved In Fatal Shooting Overnight

Seaford- Delaware State Police are currently investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred last evening in Seaford.

Last evening we reported that we were being told that first responders were possibly being held hostage. Later reports indicated that the first responders were fired upon and were later able to retreat.

This morning Delaware State Police released this statement:

At approximately 7:13 p.m. on March 25,2021, troopers were dispatched to Danny Drive in Seaford. During the course of the investigation, an incident occurred which resulted in a Delaware State Trooper firing his divisional-issued weapon and resulted in the death of a 51-year-old Seaford woman. This investigation is still in the early stages and no further information will be released until appropriate next-to-kin notifications have been made.

The trooper assigned to Delaware State Police Troop 5 is currently placed on administrative duty in adherence to Delaware State Police Divisional Policy.

The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is conducting the investigation.

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