Police Arrest Three Following Robbery and Shots Fired at Officer

New Castle County Police are currently investigating a robbery in the community of Westover Hills resulting in shots fired at police.

Wilmington, Del.- 19807- Earlier this evening (July 27) at about 6:45 p.m., County Police were dispatched to the 1100 block of Westover Rd for a robbery that just occurred.

Officers arrived, checked the area and located a person matching one of the suspect’s descriptions.  Police attempted to stop the suspect at which time gunfire was exchanged between the suspect and an officer.  A foot pursuit ensued and additional gunfire was exchanged.  The suspect was ultimately taken into custody in the area of Greenhill Ave and West 7th Street.

Neither the police officer nor the suspect was injured during the incident.

Two additional suspects were taken into custody without incident in the area.  No suspects are believed to be outstanding at this time.

Detectives are currently on scene conducting the investigation and collecting evidence.

This investigation is in the preliminary stages and further information will be released as it becomes available.

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation and/or any home surveillance footage of the area, please call New Castle County Police at 302-573-2800.  Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. 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.