(Wilmington, DE 19802) Earlier this morning (Jan 13) at approximately 1:10 a.m., officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were investigating a suspicious vehicle in the area of Rosemont Ave and East 24th Street in the City of Wilmington.
As the officers approached, the vehicle took off and fled down a dead-end road. The vehicle then made a U-turn and drove at a high rate of speed directly at the officers. The officers subsequently discharged their firearms and struck the driver. The officers immediatley rendered first aid and were later assisted by other emergency medical personnel. However, the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
This investigation is still in the early stages and information will be provided as soon as it is made available.
Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to please contact the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit at (302) 395-8110 or by calling the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.
If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a violent crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the New Castle County Division of Police Victim Services Unit is available to offer you support and resources through (302)-395-8000.