Police: Delaware trooper shoots, kills man waving gun during stop

    (file photo/WHYY)

    (file photo/WHYY)

    Delaware State Police say a trooper fatally shot a man who waved a gun toward troopers during a traffic stop.

    The shooting occurred Monday night after police say Caroline County, Maryland, sheriff’s deputies pursued a stolen pickup truck into Delaware driven by a man wanted in burglaries in both states.

    Police say the 25-year-old Greensboro, Maryland, man displayed a gun as he drove into oncoming traffic, then stopped on the shoulder of Route 1 near Frederica. Police say after he ignored commands to drop the gun and waved it toward troopers, one trooper fired, fatally shooting him.

    The trooper, who has been with state police for four years, was placed on routine administrative leave.

    Police didn’t release the man’s name or the races of the trooper or the man.

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