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There were protesters out in Wilmington’s business section blocking roadways during the lunch yesterday.

They were protesting the fatal police shooting of Jeremy McDole and the failure to bring criminal action against the officers.

There were around 30 in all who shouted “No Justice, No Peace” as they made their way down Fourth Street.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the family has called on Mayor Dennis Williams, Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn and the city police Chief Bobby Cummings to step down.


The family of Jeremy McDole who was shot and killed by police while he was in a wheel chair are calling for the resignation of Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn and Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams.

At a rally outside police headquarters in Wilmington on Saturday protesters also called for the resignation of police Chief Bobby Cummings.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that some of the protesters shouted “Don’t Shoot Me” at officers who stood watch over the crowd.


DOVER, Del. (AP) - Officials say the mother of a Delaware man in a wheelchair who was fatally shot by police has been accused of assaulting a woman she thought made a 911 call about her son.

Officials said the woman Phyllis McDole allegedly assaulted was not the woman who made a 911 call last week about a man who had shot himself and was still armed with a gun. Police say officers fatally shot 28-year-old Jeremy McDole after he ignored commands to drop his weapon and reached toward his waist.


WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Court records show that a Delaware man in a wheelchair who reportedly shot himself and refused repeated commands to drop his weapon before being killed by police had previously expressed suicidal thoughts and had a history of being combative with police.

Some people who saw 28-year-old Jeremy McDole in the days and hours before he was killed Wednesday said he did not appear to be sad or to be acting strangely.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware's governor and the mayor of Wilmington have expressed their condolences to the family of a man shot and killed by Wilmington police.
Gov. Jack Markell and Mayor Dennis Williams joined scores of people at a vigil Thursday evening for Jeremy McDole, who was killed Wednesday afternoon. The crowd prayed for healing, unity and justice. But some also vented their anger while the two elected officials listened quietly.

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The family of a man in wheel chair who was shot dead by Wilmington police on Wednesday is disputing a claim that he had a gun.

There is a cell phone video by a witness with an officer holding a rifle or shotgun at the man and screaming for him to drop the gun and hands up.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the man who appears to be bleeding and trying to get up eventually slides his hand up his thigh toward his waist when officers open fire.

No gun is visible in the video posted on YouTube.


The Delaware NAACP wants an independent investigation into the police shooting of Terrance Fletcher.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that initially the mayor had said that Fletcher pointed a gun at the Dover officer after being chased.

It was then, the mayor said, the officer shot Fletcher.

But the paper says the Dover police would not even confirm the mayor’s account or describe the circumstances of the shooting.

The News Journal reports that the white officer, whose name has not been released, shot the 21-year old in the torso.

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Delaware's attorney general's office says a shooting by two Wilmington police officers that left a man a quadriplegic was justified.

The report, released Monday, says Officers Sean Nolan and Gaetan MacNamara believed that their lives were in danger when they shot 24-year-old Marvin Jones of Georgia during a struggle at traffic stop in January.

The report, prepared by Deputy Attorney General Allison E. Reardon, says Nolan and MacNamara stopped a car Jones was a passenger in, and after checking his identification, asked him to get out.

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ARNOLD, Md. (AP) - Anne Arundel County police say a second suspect has been arrested in the shooting of a police officer who remains in serious condition.

Police said Sunday that Cpl. Larry Adams has been upgraded from critical to serious condition at Baltimore's Shock Trauma Center. Adams was shot early Friday near a 7-Eleven in the Arnold area after approaching a man who was reportedly actin suspicious.

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ELKTON, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police say a Cecil County Sheriff's deputy fatally shot a man who drove toward the deputy.

Sgt. Marc Black, a state police spokesman, said in an email that the deputy, whom he did not identify, tried to conduct a traffic stop on an SUV about 12:20 p.m. Wednesday in Elkton.

Black says the vehicle did not stop and eventually turned around and accelerated toward the deputy. Black says the deputy fired his department-issued .40 caliber Glock pistol several times at the SUV.

Black says the vehicle traveled into a backyard and hit a tree.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The Delaware NAACP is calling for a special prosecutor to investigate a shooting by Wilmington police that left a man gravely wounded.

Twenty-four-year-old Marvin Jones is a quadriplegic on life support following the shooting during a traffic stop in January.

A police spokeswoman said after the shooting that the suspect had shot at officers and that one officer "returned fire." Police now say Jones never pulled the trigger, but they say he pointed a gun at officers.


CLAYMONT, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police are identifying a Pennsylvania man fatally shot by a trooper responding to a shop's alarm.

Police announced late Sunday that 35-year-old Michael McKillop of Philadelphia died after the shooting outside a Rite Aid on Naamans Road in Claymont.

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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - Authorities say a Wicomico County Sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man during a struggle in Salisbury.

Maryland State Police said in a news release that 25-year-old Fednel Rhinvil of Salisbury was pronounced dead about 1:45 a.m. Tuesday after pulling a handgun from his pocket during a struggle with the deputy.

Troopers say Dfc. Benjamin Jones was treated and released at a hospital for a hand injury.

State Police say Jones saw two men walking on Dennis Street and tried to conduct a street interview with them.

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The Millsboro Police Department will get getting three new body cameras for a cost of nearly $27-hundred.

The Town Council approved the acquisition this week after the department said that two older types had problems with durability and storage.

Captain Brian Calloway noted that the events in Ferguson, Missouri where an African American teenager was killed by a police officer in a controversial shooting made the devices more important than ever to capture what happens during an incident.

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Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis says a man has been killed in a shooting in Salisbury.

The shooting of the suspect took place overnight on Dennis Street between East Road and West Road.

WBOC reports that the deputy suffered a broken bone during the shooting and was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

He has been released.

The television station reports that Lewis told them that his deputy would have been executed if he had not fired on the suspect.

The man has not been identified.

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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - Protests of the grand jury's decision in Ferguson, Missouri, are expected to continue this week with the NAACP chapter at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore planning a rally.

The Daily Times reports the university's NAACP rally is inviting supporters to gather Tuesday in the courtyard at the Student Services Center of the Princess Anne campus.

According to the group's Facebook page, the event starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The group is also urging participants to wear black clothing.

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Wicomico County State’s Attorney Matt Maciarello said yesterday no criminal charges will be filed against two Maryland state police officers involved in the shooting death of Winfield Fisher in April at the state barrack in Salisbury.

Captain Anthony Myers was struck by Winfield’s car as the suspect left the barrack after initially coming in with a repair order for his 1995 Oldsmobile 98.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that both Myers and fellow trooper Jeffrey Wilkins fired their weapons at Fisher’s car which subsequently crashed north of the barrack on Route 13.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A Delaware state trooper has been hospitalized after a gun battle with a Milford man who reportedly tried to strngle his girlfriend. The suspect is dead.

Authorities said troopers were called to a Magnolia home about 12:3 a.m. Wednesday about a fight between a woman and her boyfriend.

A trooper spotted 29-year old Dennis Hicks on  Route 1 around 7 a.m. After a car chase ending in Magnolia, Hicks got out of his car with a handgun and began shooting at 26-year-old Cpl. Lloyd McCann, who returned fire. 


A Salisbury Police Officer will not face any charges in the shooting death of 25 year old James Norris of Wilmington who was wanted in Delaware.

Officer Milton Rodriguez says that one February 3rd as he walked toward Norris’ car on route 13 he had been told by a confidential informant that Norris was going to “shoot it out with the cops.”

A Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s report says that Norris told the officer, “Kill me or I’m killing you.”

After attempting to subdue him the report says Norris pulled out a gun and each fired a round leaving Norris dead.

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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police say troopers shot and killed a man who may have hit or dragged a trooper with his vehicle at the Salisbury barrack.

While the barrack's duty officer checked a repair to a man's vehicle in the parking lot on Tuesday night, he called for assistance.

Police say the duty officer and a second trooper who responded to help both fired their weapons and the duty officer was found on the edge of the parking lot with injuries consistent with being hit or dragged by a vehicle.

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One person is dead after a shooting during a police traffic stop on North Salisbury Boulevard yesterday afternoon.

Maryland State Police say an armed man with two handguns was fatally wounded after police stopped his far in Wicomico County.

He was wanted by Delaware police.

The 25 year old man has not been identified by police pending notification of his family.

He was wanted by the Wilmington Police Department on handgun charges.

After being stopped the fugitive was warned not to put his hands in his pockets.

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GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police say a trooper shot a Georgetown man when questioning about a hit-and-run crash turned into a violent struggle.

The trooper was questioning 53-year-old Michael Rogers at his home on Thursday night about his involvement in the crash, when police say an intoxicated Rogers became uncooperative and struggled violently with the trooper. Police say a stun gun was not effective and the trooper fired his gun several times, striking Rogers in his upper body and lower extremities.


A sobriety traffic stop turned violent on Johnson Road in Salisbury Tuesday morning when Maryland State Trooper Richard Keidel pulled over Harry Wyatt-Swift.

Police say after being asked to take a sobriety test Wyatt-Swift got back into his car and started to drive away while holding onto the trooper’s arm.

Authorities say Keidel shot him fearing for his life and hit the driver in the stomach and in the side of his face.

The police report that the suspect let go with the trooper falling to the roadside as the car sped off.


LEWES, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting by a state trooper in Sussex County that left a man in critical condition.

Authorities say at about 1 p.m. Tuesday, a trooper saw a man who had active warrants driving on Postal Lane. Police say the man sped away, driving through several yards as the trooper followed.

Officials say the vehicle crashed into another car and the suspect ran into a cornfield. The trooper and another state police officer chased the suspect.


A University of Maryland campus police officer was critically wounded yesterday during a training exercise with Baltimore police.

The officer was shot in the head by his instructor at the Rosewood Center a closed state psychiatric hospital in Owings Mills.

Officials reported it as an accident but did not give out many details including why live ammunition was being used in a training environment.

Meanwhile, the Baltimore City Police Commissioner has suspended training pending a safety evaluation. 

Twenty-one year old Frederick Gray accused of shooting Wilmington City Patrolman Justin Wilkers over the weekend was being sought on a warrant for a probation violation.

But the warrant was not issued until a day after the shooting.

Gray had a history of violence with a 2008 conviction for shooting a teenager in the legs that sent him to prison for five years.

He was 16 when the shooting took place.

Gray now faces a first-degree murder charge among other counts in the shooting of Patrolman Gray.

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Wilmington Police caught a third suspect in the weekend shooting of Patrolman Justin Wilkers

The Wilmington News Journal reports that authorities did not provide any further details about his identity.

21 year old Ronald Boyce and 20 year old Jared Wiggins were picked up on Sunday and have been charged.

The Associated Press describes Wiggins as the alleged driver of the suspect vehicle and has been charged with failing to obey a a police signal resisting arrest and providing a false statement.


            Police in Cambridge are searching for a suspect that may have been injured early Sunday morning in police shooting during a traffic stop.

            An officer is also recovering from non-life threatening injuries.

            The suspect is 39-year-old Demetrice Demby who could be seeking treatment.

            After being stopped for a traffic violation Demby’s 1995 Chevrolet truck was being examined by a K-9 unit when he suddenly drove away from the scene.


          Maryland Police say the man fatally shot by two state troopers in Somerset County was not found to have a weapon.

            Forty-nine year old Terry Diaz of Princess Anne was shot in the head following a chase with state police and County Deputies on Wednesday evening along Route 13.

            Trooper Ryan Watkins and Trooper 1st Class Carl Tyler have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.


       PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) - State police have identified a man shot and killed by troopers after a chase on the lower Eastern Shore.

     Police say 49-year-old Terry Diaz of Princess Anne was shot in the head after the chase in Somerset County Wednesday night. He died at the scene.

     Police haven't said why the troopers shot Diaz. Diaz's sport-utility vehicle was stuck in the mud in a grass median at the time, and he was inside the car. Police say the troopers gave Diaz verbal commands before they opened fire.