A Delaware State Police trooper has died after being shot at a Wawa store in Bear, while the suspect has barricaded himself inside his home in Middletown, reports WPVI.
The name of the trooper has not been released pending notification of family.
The trooper was shot around 12 p.m. Wednesday at the Wawa store on Pulaski Highway (Route 40) near Salem Church Road.
While the exact circumstances of the shooting have not been released, a witness told WPVI the trooper was on the ground when the suspect shot the trooper execution-style.
The barricade situation is happening in a home on the 500 block of St. Michaels Drive in the Brick Mill Farms Development.
Police say the male suspect is refusing orders to surrender and has fired shots at officers.
It is believed that he is inside the home by himself. Hostage negotiators were trying to establish contact with the man.