PIKE CREEK, DE — In a tragic turn of events, an off-duty state trooper was so severely beaten by her boyfriend, she was force to shoot him, ending his life.
Delaware Free News reports that shooting came out of a domestic dispute and that the female trooper was seriously injured.
As the Delaware Free News reports:
The incident was reported at 11:12 p.m. at a home in the 3200 block of Champions Drive.
A 911 caller said shots had been fired in the home, and state and New Castle County police responded.
State police said the off-duty trooper was found severely battered and her boyfriend had a gunshot wound to the upper torso.
The boyfriend, identified as Maurice Ifill, 43, of Owings Mills, Maryland, was treated at the scene by New Castle County paramedics, then taken by ambulance to Christiana Hospital in Stanton, where he was pronounced dead, state police said. An autopsy is planned.”
As of May 22, the trooper was not identified other than the fact that she is an eight-year veteran of the force. At the time of the shooting, she was also taken to the hospital in stable condition.
This is a nightmare situation for any man or woman, but that this fight because so bad with a state trooper is not only saddening — it’s worrying.
It is a very hard call to make — firing on a loved one in self-defense. I will defer to the trooper and those whose responsibility it is to decide whether or not to press charges on this one.
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