Wilmington, Del., police officers shot and killed an armed man in a wheelchair after responding to a call that the man had a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The man failed to comply with multiple requests from officers to drop his gun.
Wilmington Police said in a news release that they encountered the man Wednesday afternoon "armed with a handgun" at Tulip and S Scott streets.
Authorities say "a departmental shooting ensued" and that the man died on the scene. The news release did not elaborate and police would not release any additional information when contacted by telephone, NBC Philadelphia reports.
Family members have identified the dead man as Jeremy "Bam" McDowell, 28, of Wilmington, who used a wheelchair since he was paralyzed from the waist down after he was shot about 10 years ago.
Delawareonline reports the state department of justice is investigating the incident.
Video of the incident was captured by a bystander on a smartphone. The video was posted to YouTube and Live Link.