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Trooper Shot; Protected by Body Armor

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BEAR, Del. (AP/WBOC) - Delaware State Police say a trooper who was shot while executing a search warrant was wearing body armor and suffered minor injuries.
   
It happened about 11:20 a.m. Wednesday in the Red Lion Chase development in Bear. Police say several troopers were entering a residence when the suspect, identified as 50-year-old John E. Greenlee, opened fire.
   
According to Delaware State Police, the search warrant was connected to the New Jersey State Police ongoing investigation in locating a suspect identified as 21-year-old Nathaniel Greenlee.  Police say he is the son of the man accused of shooting at the troopers.  Police say Greenlee has active warrants issued by New Jersey State Police in connection with the armed robbery of the Caesars Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Authorities say the trooper was hit in the upper body, which was protected by body armor.
   
Officers say troopers were able to take a suspect into custody.

Delaware State Police say Nathaniel Greenlee, the focus of the search warrant, was not located inside the residence. He was later located in Pennsylvania and taken into custody by Pennsylvania State Police Wednesday afternoon, without incident.
     
Police say the Trooper injured is a 42 year old male, 19 year veteran of the Delaware State Police assigned to the Delaware State Police Special Operations Team. He was treated and released from the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center with minor injuries.



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