Son of Delaware man killed in home invasion charged with manslaughter

    Jacob Leager (photo courtesy of Delaware State Police)

    Jacob Leager (photo courtesy of Delaware State Police)

    Authorities have arrested the son of a man killed in a home invasion.

    Delaware State Police say in a press release that police arrested 21-year-old Jacob Leager on Thursday on manslaughter charges after he chased the home intruders and fatally shot a woman.

    Police say Leager and his father, Clifton Leager, were shot by suspects who invaded their Dover home in October. Clifton Leager died as a result.

    Officials say Jacob Leager then picked up a handgun that was dropped by the intruders — whom police identified as Saleem Shabazz and Matthew Harrington — and chased after them to the area where they had parked their car. He fired a shot into the vehicle, killing a woman named Haley Henwood, who later died from her injuries.

    Leager was booked at Sussex Correctional Institution. It’s unclear if he has an attorney.

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