BEAR, Del. (AP) – A Delaware State Police trooper shot in a convenience store parking lot has died. He was shot earlier Wednesday at a Wawa store in Bear.
State police said Wednesday at a news conference at a hospital that the trooper received treatment at the scene and was taken to the hospital, but passed away there.
One person was taken into custody at the scene, while another is holed up in a house about 15 miles south in Middletown. They are trying to negotiate with him.
Delaware Gov. John Carney is offering his condolences to the relatives and colleagues of a slain state trooper.
The governor issued a statement after the trooper’s death was announced at a hospital in Wilmington. He says his “heart is with the officer’s family and the officers who have served beside him.”
Carney says “officers go to work every day knowing they put their lives on the line to protect ours.” He says Delawareans are “incredibly indebted to their bravery and service.”