Downstate Delaware shooting leaves one dead, standoff lasts for hours

Delaware State Police continue to investigate a weekend homicide in which the suspect surrendered after a lengthy standoff. 

Ronald Williamson of Laurel, who is in his 60s, is charged with first-degree murder and various weapons offenses.  Police  say he went to a home in Greenwood Sunday to confront a woman who lives there.  That woman left the home, but troopers say Williamson was seen with a gun outside, and confronted 55-year-old Connie Breeding.  Breeding was shot in the head and died.  Williamson allegedly pointed a gun at a Greenwood police officer before returning to the home.  A man inside the home was also shot and wounded in the arm.  Police say Williamson held an 82-year-old woman hostage for hours before releasing her Sunday evening.  Later in the evening, Williamson came out with his hands in the air and was taken into custody.  The incident forced some Greenwood residents to evacuate their homes, and several roads were sealed off for hours.

 

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