11/21/2013

Del. trooper shot, manhunt underway for shooter

Trooper Richard Deskis is recovering from a shot to the arm as police search for a gunman

 By PoliceOne Staff

WILMINGTON, Del. — An officer is at home recovering after being shot in the arm Wednesday afternoon, while Delaware state police scour the area in search of the shooter.

Richard Deskis, 44, was helping Wilmington police investigate a suspicious vehicle that appeared to contain stolen merchandise when shots were fired, according to ABC 6.

Deskis, a 17-year-veteran of the state police, was interviewing a woman at the time, when witnesses say two shots rang out from an unknown direction and Deskis was struck in the right arm and dropped to the ground.

One man was taken into custody and later released, according to the report.

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