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Del. trooper wounded, man killed in gun battle

Trooper was responding to a report of a violent domestic dispute when the shooting occurred Wednesday

The Philadelphia Inquirer

MAGNOLIA, Del. — A Delaware state trooper was wounded and a 29-year-old man killed in a shootout in Magnolia, Kent County, Wednesday morning, police said.

The 26-year-old trooper was reported in stable condition at Bayhealth General Hospital, authorities said.

The trooper, a 4-year veteran of the force, was responding to a report of a violent domestic dispute in the Dover suburb about 7 a.m. when the shooting occurred, said Sgt. Paul Shavack, a state police spokesman.

According to Shavack, the trooper stopped a car as part of the investigation and the man inside came out with a gun in his hand.

Who fired first is under investigation, but the trooper and the man traded gunfire, the spokesman said. The man died later at the hospital.

Copyright 2014 The Philadelphia Inquirer

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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