POLICE INVESTIGATE OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING: MANOR PARK

(New Castle, Del.-19720) On Sunday (1/22), at approximately 1:50 a.m., officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of W. Minuit Drive in Manor Park for a home invasion.

Officers responded to the scene and while approaching the residence encountered suspects who brandished firearms.  The officers confronted the suspects and began giving commands during which time the suspects failed to comply.  The officers then discharged their weapons striking one male suspect.  One suspect was transported to Christiana Medical Center and is currently listed in stable condition.  The other suspect was taken into custody and transported to the New Castle County Division of Police Headquarters.

Investigators from the Criminal Investigations Unit and the Delaware Department of Justice-Division of Civil Rights and Public Trust are currently investigating this shooting.  As per Division policy, three officers have been placed on administrative leave while the investigation is conducted.

Any individual with information related to the investigation is asked to please contact Detective Lieutenant Justin Breslin or Detective Eric Christopher of the Criminal Investigations Unit at (302)395-8110 or by email at Justin.Breslin@newcastlede.gov or Eric.Christopher@newcastlede.gov. Information can also be submitted by calling the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at (302)573-2800.

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