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MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) - Police haven't released the motive behind the fatal shooting of a Delaware state trooper that led to an all-night standoff which ended in the suspect's death.

State police Superintendent Col. Nathaniel McQueen says 26-year-old Burgon Sealy Jr. was killed Thursday when he emerged from his home armed and "engaged police."

McQueen says Sealy shot Cpl. Stephen Ballard multiple times Wednesday afternoon after the trooper fell to the ground from Sealy's initial gunshot. The trooper died at a hospital.

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The suspect who barricaded himself in his family home  after reportedly killing a Delaware State Trooper is dead.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that its sources say the man was Burgon Sealy Jr. who had been firing at police throughout the night from his family home north of Middletown.

Sealy reportedly shot and killed state trooper Stephen Ballard after his car was stopped by the officer in the parking lot of a convenience store.

According to police one man got out of the car and shot Ballard several time before fleeing.


MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police say officers have come under fire again at a home where the suspect in the fatal shooting of a state trooper is holed up.

Police said in a statement that officers came under fire at the home in Middletown about 4 a.m. Thursday. Police say they blew off windows with explosives, but have not entered the home. On Wednesday night, they blew the front door off its hinges, but did not enter.

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A four hour barricade situation has ended in Willards ending with a round fired by the Maryland State Police wounding the suspect.

WBOC reports that police say 25 year old Alex Bartell barricaded himself in a house owned by his firlfriend's mother after reports of shots being fired.

He was treated at the R. Adams Crowley Shock Trauma Center for injuries.

Bartell's girlfriend was inside the home with her three year old son and tried to call 911.

But the call was hung up.

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BEL AIR, Md. (AP) - Maryland deputies shot and killed a 35-year-old man following a standoff at a home.

The Harford County Sheriff's Office says in a news release that deputies responded to a home in Bel Air on Wednesday afternoon after reports of a suicidal subject. Deputies attempted to communicate with the unidentified suspect, but he eventually exited the home and fired a gun, causing officers to seek cover. No one was injured at the time.

Deputies say the suspect then retreated into the residence.

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A man who had barricaded himself in his mother’s home with a rifle in Crisfield surrendered to police mid-afternoon  yesterday.

32 year old Jamie Coulbourne was led away from his home after a three hour standoff with police.

During the standoff WBOC reports that Coulbourne fired a rifle outside a rear window toward two troopers at around 11:30 a.m.

No one was hit.

WBOC reports that he came out the front door but refused to comply with police instructions.

A trooper then fired a less lethal round causing him to stumble.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Police say they've arrested a man after a car struck a barricade near the U.S. Capitol.
U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement Friday morning that a vehicle hit a barricade at the Capitol grounds entrance. Police say they arrested Antonio Pierorazio, but details including his age, hometown or specific charges weren't released.
Police say the car was cleared of hazards and removed from the barricade.


      CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) - An officer has been shot in the Eastern Shore town of Cambridge during a barricade situation.

     Cambridge Police spokesman Lt. Martin Herring says shots were fired Wednesday morning in a residential area of the town. Herring says a member of a U.S. Marshal's task force was shot. It was not clear how seriously the officer was injured.

     Herring says police are responding to a barricade situation. He says other details were not yet clear.