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Del. Trooper Shoots Georgetown Man During Struggle

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GEORGETOWN, Del. (WBOC/AP)- Delaware State Police say a trooper shot a Georgetown man when questioning about a hit & run crash turned into a violent struggle.

Police said that shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday, the trooper went to the Deep Branch Road home of 53-year-old Michael W. Rogers to question him about his about his involvement in the crash that had occurred earlier that same evening in Millsboro.

That is when police said a highly intoxicated Rogers became uncooperative and struggled violently with the trooper. Police said a Taser was not effective and the trooper fired his gun several times, striking Rogers in his upper body and lower extremities.

Rogers was taken to Beebe Hospital where he was admitted in critical condition. He is charged with second-degree assault that injures a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with force or violence and is hospitalized in Department of Corrections custody.

The trooper, a 3-year veteran of DSP assigned to Troop 4 in Georetown, was also taken to Beebe Hospital where he was treated and released for his injuries received during the struggle. He has been placed on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. 

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