State trooper shoots hit-and-run suspect in Delaware

A Delaware state trooper critically wounded a Georgetown man he shot several times during a struggle Thursday night.
A Delaware state trooper critically wounded a Georgetown man during a struggle Thursday night.

A state trooper shot and critically wounded a hit-and-run suspect in southern Delaware on Thursday night.

The trooper shot Michael W. Rogers, 53, outside Rogers’ home when the Georgetown man became unruly while being questioned in connection with a hit-and-run accident earlier in the night, a state police sergeant told The News Journal.

The trooper arrived to Rogers’ home on the 22500 block of Deep Branch Road just before 10:15 p.m.

The state police sergeant told the paper a physical struggle ensued between a “highly intoxicated” and “uncooperative” Rogers and the trooper. The trooper shot Rogers multiple times after an attempt to subdue the 53-year-old man with a Taser failed.

Rogers was taken to Beebe Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the police-involved shooting. He has been charged with second-degree assault on a law-enforcement official and resisting arrest.


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