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DSP Continue to Investigate Trooper-Involved Shooting in Hartly

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Delaware State Police on the scene of a trooper-involved shooting in Hartly, Del. Delaware State Police on the scene of a trooper-involved shooting in Hartly, Del.
HARTLY, Del.- Delaware State Police say they are continuing to investigate a trooper-involved shooting that occurred Wednesday afternoon in Hartly that has left a 47-year-old man in fair condition.

The incident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. when a family member alerted the Kent County Emergency Operations Center (9-1-1) of a reported suicidal male at the home on the 3000 block of Judith Road. Police said a trooper arrived and approached the side door of the house, when Glenn A. Sego Jr., walked out and began heading to the rear of the property that was overgrown with tall weeds. The trooper followed Sego and began issuing commands for him to stop as she wanted to speak to him. According to police, Sego did not comply and the trooper followed him behind an abandoned trailer and into the weeds. That is when Sego began using a metal walking cane to strike the trooper several times in the upper torso, police said. They said the trooper removed her divisional-issued Taser in attempt to take Sego into custody, but he was able to take it from her possession and utilize it on her. The trooper was then able to fire one round from her divisional issued firearm, striking Sego in the lower extremity.

Sego was transported by Delaware State Police Aviation to Christiana Hospital Trauma Center with non-life-threatening injuries from the gunshot wound.

The trooper was transported to Kent General Hospital where she was treated and released Wednesday evening with non-life-threatening injuries she sustained in the physical altercation.

According to police, the 25-year-old trooper involved in this incident has been employed by DSP for a year and a half and is assigned to Troop 3 patrol in Dover. She has been placed on administrative leave as per divisional policy, pending the outcome of the investigation. The trooper's name will not be released at this time.

Detectives from the DSP Homicide Unit are continuing the investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident.

Police said upon Sego's release from the hospital, he will be formally charged with two counts of second-degree assault on a law enforcement Officer, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, and resisting arrest with force.


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