County Police Investigate Officer Involved Shooting, Update

The investigation continues into the officer involved shooting that occurred on Wednesday (Mar 29).  County Police has identified Leroy Brown, 28 from the 5600 block of Whitby Avenue in Philadelphia as the suspect shot by an officer.

The investigation revealed that Brown was operating a stolen Dodge Avenger when he fled from both Philadelphia and County Police.  The vehicle was stolen from Philadelphia.

The children that were with Brown during the Philadelphia incident, were dropped off at a home prior to Brown’s interaction with County Police.

Investigators continue to comb through evidence and interview witnesses.

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation, please contact New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800. Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department. Citizens who currently have the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit. The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.