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Sunday, March 19, 2017

DSP Investigating an Officer Involved Shooting – Ocean View

Ocean View - The Delaware State Police are currently investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred late Saturday night near Ocean View.

Preliminary investigation reveals the incident occurred around 10:13 p.m. Saturday March 18, 2017 when an officer, employed with the Ocean View Police Department, became involved in a vehicle pursuit while assisting Worcester County Sheriff's Office(Maryland). The officer and Deputies were pursuing an Infinity SUV as it drove down Burbage Road and crossed over Windmill Drive onto Pine Grove Lane, which is a dead end road. The operator of the SUV then came to a stop at the end of the road and accelerated backwards at a high speed directly into the front of the fully marked Ocean View Police Officer's patrol vehicle, pushing it off the roadway. The Infiniti continued backing at a high rate of speed almost striking a fully marked Deputy Sheriff's vehicle and smashed into a mailbox where it momentarily stopped. The SUV then drove forward and entered into an empty residential lot where it turned around and began driving toward a Sheriff Deputy that was standing outside of his vehicle in the driveway of the lot. The Ocean View officer was able to exit his patrol vehicle and run up to where the Deputy was standing as the SUV accelerated toward the two law enforcement officers who were yelling commands to stop. Both the officer and the Deputy fired multiple rounds at the Infinity before the operator came to a stop in a private driveway in the 36000 block of Pine Grove Lane.

The officer and Deputies removed the suspect, who is described as a 31-year-old Hurlock, Maryland man, from the SUV and rendered first aid until the arrival of EMS. The suspect was then transported to an area hospital where he is currently admitted in serious condition. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The officer was also transported to an area hospital by EMS where he was treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries he sustained in the collision.

The Deputy Sheriff was uninjured in the incident.

The investigation into this incident is being conducted by the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit and is in its early stages. More information will be released as it becomes available.

For information regarding the events that occurred in Maryland leading up to the shooting and the status of the Deputy, please contact Lieutenant Ed Schreier at 443-783-0394 or eschreier@co.worcester.md.us.

For the status of the Ocean View Police Officer, please contact Chief Kenneth McLaughlin at 302-462-5991 or kenneth.mclaughlin@cj.state.de.us.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess if the popo where not standing outside their vehicles no one would be shot at.

Are they really that stupid to think that standing in the way of a vehicle and shouting at it is going to stop them?

This falls in the "but this is the way we have always done it" category.

Anonymous said...

Really 12:41? Or maybe the jerk running from law enforcement should have stopped in Worcester county... Then no one would have been shot. I commend the officers on a job well done!!

Anonymous said...

12:41-
Clearly you didn't read or comprehend what you read.

He got what he deserved. End of story.


Anonymous said...

Great work officers. To bad he made it to the hospital though!!

Proud of my Worcester County Deputies!

Anonymous said...

It is my sincere wish that he doesn't survive.

Anonymous said...

Must have been white or he would not have survived.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Must have been white or he would not have survived.

March 19, 2017 at 4:55 PM

If I heard you say that in person I wold whoop your ass!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
It is my sincere wish that he doesn't survive.

March 19, 2017 at 3:28 PM

You and I are on the same page!

Anonymous said...

SMH you are all just sick people maybe someone can wish the same for you 2:58, 6:00 & 6:01 and one day they just may be doing that.

Anonymous said...

If you only knew the situation and the whole story. Praying for everyone involved including the Officers.

Anonymous said...

The suspects name has not been released till notifying next of kin usually only happens when a suspected is deceased. Something does not sound or read right. Rarely if ever are next of kindness called by the police for them to say we have arrested your son, brother, father etc.

Anonymous said...

1:04 PM yes really, stupid is as stupid does.

Anonymous said...

This is a very sad situation...I think it is sick for people to comment "I hope he doesn't survive". The suspect I am sure has a family and they are suffering right now because of his poor decisions. I am glad no officers were hurt and I am praying for everyone involved

Zorro said...

OMG.....WOULD YOU SAY THAT IF YOU KNEW HE WAS BLACK??? I AM CALLING REVEREND WRIGHT ON YOU

Anonymous said...

6:00 Come get me. I have a CCW and can't wait for an idiot like you to threaten my life.