Wilmington Police officers fatally shoot man in wheelchair

 (John Jankowski/for NewsWorks)

(John Jankowski/for NewsWorks)

Delaware police say officers fatally shot an armed man in wheelchair after responding to a call that he had a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Wilmington police said in a news release that they encountered the man Wednesday afternoon “armed with a handgun.”

 

Authorities say a shooting occurred and the man died at the scene. The news release did not elaborate, and police would not release any additional information when contacted by telephone. The races of those involved weren’t immediately known. 

According to a city spokeswoman, police Chief Bobby L. Cummings went to the scene and met with neighbors and relatives.

Wilmington spokeswoman Alexandra Coppadge also says police told her the man had shot himself Wednesday before they arrived.

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