Police Investigate Officer Involved Shooting

Posted on  04/24/2013 10:38 pm

Location:

  • 200 block Delamore Place, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2013, approximately 7:15 p.m.

Suspect:

  • Withheld for investigative purposes

Summary:

Police are investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred in the 200 block of Delamore Place this evening at approximately 7:15 p.m.

Members of the Firearms Squad were on foot chasing the target of an ongoing investigation when the suspect pointed a handgun at officers. One of the officers, a five year veteran assigned to the Firearms Squad, fired multiple rounds at the suspect who then dropped his handgun and fled into a back alleyway.

No officers were injured and it is unknown if the suspect was struck.

The suspect, whose identity is being withheld for investigative purposes, remains at large. Streets in the area of West 2nd Street and Delamore Place were temporarily closed while officers conducted an investigation; they are now open to traffic. Officers continue to search for the suspect.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information can call:

  • Wilmington Police Confidential Tip Line at (302) 576-3990.
  • Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 (1-800-847-3333) or online at www.tipsubmit.com.