County Officer Hospitalized, Suspect Shot, I-95 and Limestone Road Closed

Authorities are investigating at multiple locations after a domestic dispute reportedly escalated into an officer-involved shooting early Thursday morning.

The New Castle County Division of Police is currently around the Cynwyd Club Apartments in Milltown. They have also closed Limestone Road in the area with yellow police tape, marking the site of what is suspected to be the site of the shooting incident.

Authorities are also investigating at a scene on Interstate 95 in Chester, Delaware County. The northbound lanes have been shut down following a chase that reportedly stemmed from the domestic dispute at the apartments in Milltown just after 2:30 am. Initial reports indicate that an officer was involved in an altercation with a suspect and reportedly shot the suspect. The suspect then reportedly stole a patrol vehicle and led police on a chase that ended with a crash on I-95 in Pennsylvania.

The pursuit saw the involvement of several police agencies and covered more than 20 miles, moving from northern New Castle County into Wilmington, via Maryland Avenue to Northeast Boulevard, and then northward on I-495. Reports indicate that during the chase, the suspect attempted to, or succeeded in, ramming one of the police vehicles in pursuit.

A New Castle County police officer crash into a brick wall on Maryland Avenue near Newport around 3:10. The specifics of whether this crash was a direct result of the suspect’s actions remain unclear. The officer involved in the crash was subsequently transported to Christiana Hospital; the nature and severity of the injuries have not been disclosed.

The chase concluded near the Commodore Barry Bridge, where the suspect was found with gunshot wounds after the suspect reportedly crashed.

The suspect has been taken to a hospital, but the current medical status remains undisclosed.