Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Dover – The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is currently investigating a Trooper involved shooting in which a suspect was fatally wounded.
The initial investigation has determined that at approximately 3:11 a.m., Saturday, December 9, 2017, a Trooper assigned to Troop 3 in Camden, stopped a vehicle, on Fieldstone Court, in the area of Kenton Road, Dover.
The Trooper approached the vehicle, at which time the front seat passenger displayed a weapon, with an exchange of gunfire ensuing. The 16 year old, male suspect, was shot during the exchange, and succumbed to his injuries after being transported to an area hospital. The 18 year old male driver of the vehicle, sustained a gun shot wound to his leg and was treated and released from the hospital. A 17 year old rear seat passenger in the vehicle was uninjured as a result of the incident. The Trooper was also not injured.
The investigation is active and ongoing, with further details being released as they become available.
Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin
Released: 120917 0730