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Police ID Officer Involved in Milford Shooting

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MILFORD, Del.- Delaware State Police have identified the Milford police officer involved in a weekend shooting that left a 58-year-old man in critical condition.

The officer has been identified as 39-year-old Sgt. Robert Young, an 18-year veteran of the Milford Police Department, according to Sgt. Paul Shavack, a DSP spokesman.

Shavack said Roy D. Rhodes of Milford was driving a Lincoln Town Car at around 4 p.m. Saturday on Milford-Harrington Highway when he nearly caused a crash with another car. The other car avoided a collision, and Rhodes crashed through some bushes and stopped in a driveway.

Shavack said the other driver got out to check on Rhodes, who was holding a knife to his own throat. The driver took the knife from Rhodes, who then allegedly pulled out a handgun. That is when Sgt. Young arrived on the scene.

Shavack said Young repeatedly ordered Rhodes to put down the gun, but he refused. Young then shot Rhodes three times in the upper body and lower extremity, according to Shavack. Both the knife and the handgun were recovered at the scene.

Rhodes was taken to Milford Memorial Hospital for his injuries. He faces charges of aggravated menacing and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony when he recovers from his injuries.

Young has been placed on administrative duty as per departmental policy, pending the outcome of the investigation, Shavack said.


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