Reward offered in Delaware State Trooper shooting

 Police gather in Wilmington last November after a State Trooper was shot. (WHYY/File)

Police gather in Wilmington last November after a State Trooper was shot. (WHYY/File)

One year ago, State Police Master Corporal Richard Deskis was shot in Wilmington. Now, State Police are offering a $10,000 reward to find out who pulled the trigger.

The Delaware State Troopers Association announced the reward Thursday morning. The $10,000 reward will be given for any information leading to the arrest of a suspect or suspects involved in the shooting.

Deskis was shot while investigating stolen merchandise near 24th and Market St. That launched a manhunt in the area involving both State Police and other agencies. That effort did not result in any arrests.

Deskis was the second officer shot in Wilmington last year. In February of 2013, Wilmington Police officer Justin Wilkers was shot in the face during a traffic stop in the city’s Southbridge section. The shooter in the case was convicted of the shooting earlier this year and sentenced to life in prison. Wilkers has since returned to the duty.

WHYY’s cameras were on the scene last November after Deskis was shot. Watch our report from that day below.

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