51-Year-Old Seaford woman shot and killed by State Trooper

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

SEAFORD (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: A Delaware State Trooper shot and killed a 51-Year-Old Seaford woman Thursday night Delaware State police said.

The trooper, who is assigned to Troop 5 in Georgetown,  was placed on administrative duty in adherence to Delaware State Police Divisional Policy.

According to police, around 7:15 p.m. Thursday, troopers were dispatched to Danny Drive in Seaford to assist medical personnel. As medical personnel and troopers were engaging the 51-year-old female of Seaford, she armed herself with a firearm and threatened the individuals with the weapon. A Delaware State Trooper reacted to the threat by shooting the suspect with the departmental-issued handgun.

The suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene. Her name is being withheld at this time, pending the notification of next of kin., police said.

Police also said that the troopers and medical personnel did not sustain an injury as a result of the incident. 

The investigation remains active and ongoing by the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit.

It’s the second police-involved shooting that resulted in a death in less than three months. On January 13, 2021, two New Castle County Police officers fired shots at a moving vehicle in the Riverside community in Wilmington, killing the only occupant of the vehicle, Lymond Moses of Bear, Delaware.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@delaware.gov.

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