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3 Delaware Cops Shot, 2 Women And Child Rescued By Police During Ongoing Standoff

Wilmington, DE – Three Delaware officers were shot on Wednesday night, leading to a tense standoff that remained ongoing Thursday morning.

The attack occurred as Wilmington police were responding to a call at the King Plaza Apartments located at Market Street and 25th Street, WCAU reported.

Officers came under fire shortly after arriving at the scene.

A neighbor said she was inside her home when she heard between 10 and 15 gunshots ring out.

“I saw a Wilmington police officer carrying another Wilmington police officer,” she told WCAU. “He laid him down on the street in front of his police car. It looked like they started to work on him.”

Additional officers carrying shields soon arrived and surrounded the wounded officer to protect him, she said.

The three officers who were shot were rushed to a local hospital, where they were listed in stable condition, WCAU reported.

Police and a SWAT team surrounded the apartment building and ordered local residents to shelter in place.

Officers appeared to be focusing their attention on third-floor windows for much of the night, WCAU reported.

SWAT officers were able to use a fire department ladder truck to reach the top floor of the building at approximately 6:15 a.m. and brought a woman and a young child out through a window, according to the news outlet.

An older woman was assisted through the same window by police about an hour later, WTXF reported.

The standoff remains ongoing and police have shut down several city blocks surrounding the apartment complex.

The suspect’s identity has not been released.

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Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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