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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Lewes – The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a Trooper involved shooting that occurred Friday evening.
The initial investigation has determined that at approximately 8:22 p.m., Friday, November 29, 2019, Troopers responded to a residence in the 300 block of E. Savannah Rd., Lewes in reference to an armed subject who was threatening suicide. While communicating with the 47 year old male subject who was outside the residence he displayed a handgun at which time a Trooper discharged his weapon striking the subject. The subject was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
At this time E. Savannah Rd. is closed between Cedar St. and Massachusetts Ave.
The investigation is in the very early stages with further details being released as they become available.
Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin
Released: 112919 2316