Suspect in trooper shooting barricaded in house

We are now learning more about what led up to Wednesday's shooting death of Delaware State Police Trooper Cpl.

DE state police say they used an explosive device to blow open the front door of a home where the suspect in the fatal shooting of a state trooper is holed up.

Shortly after 8 p.m., police used an explosive device to blow the door of the house off its hinges, but officers did not immediately enter the home, Fournier said.

"This situation is a heartbreaking reminder of the risks our police and first responders face when they take an oath to keep our communities safe", said Sen. Delaware Online reported that Sealy is familiar with the law, in 2013 he was charged for possession of a concealed weapon.

Police fired back, killing Sealy in the process.

Some had been stuck in their homes during the almost daylong standoff while others were shut out. Many waited for news of when they could return home.

"Just me and my dog", said Adkins, who spent the day talking on the phone with her friends and family. But he couldn't sleep there because he didn't have his Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machine and chose to stay in the shopping center parking lot.

Residents were removed from the development during the standoff, police said. "Who would have thought this would have happened?" A time to mourn and lift up one of our own. A heart that aches for the Delaware State Police who served with him.

According to police, "The subject continues to remain barricaded inside the residence and is armed with an unknown type firearm". Ballard of the Delaware State Police was killed in a Wawa parking lot.

Ballard was fatally shot Wednesday in the parking lot of a convenience store in New Castle County.

A second suspect was arrested at the scene of the crime.

A memorial fund has been established at the Delaware State Police Federal Credit Union in the name of Corporal Ballard and all proceeds will be given to his family.

Sgt. Richard Bratz took over at the conclusion of McQueen's speech, to inform the press that a dignified escort would take the trooper to the Division of Forensic Science in Wilmington. Police say one of those suspects fired several rounds at the trooper, striking him.

A group of people who saw the incident tried to perform CPR.

Details on what happened weren't released until hours after the shooting.

Anyone with questions can contact the Delaware State Troopers Association at 302-736-9958.

Wawa officials said in a statement that they were "deeply saddened" after the shooting and that the store would remain closed until Saturday "out of respect to the officer, our associates and all those affected".

Carney says "officers go to work every day knowing they put their lives on the line to protect ours".

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