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Police Use Taser in Arrest of Milford Man

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MILFORD, Del. - The Delaware State Police are investigating an incident, just west of Milford, in which police used a taser to arrest a man, who was showing a handgun to the troopers. 

Police said that the incident happened just after 10 p.m. on Sunday when state police troopers went to the 600 block of Milford-Harrington Highway in Milford, in order to make an arrest of 36-year-old Richard Wilson of Milford. The Dover Police Department had a pending warrant for Wilson, for a Criminal Contempt of a Domestic Violence Protective Order. 

At the home, police were stopped by 35-year old Lionel Waters of Milford, who would not provide information on his identify or allow police into the home. According to police, Waters opened the front door, and said he had a weapon, as the police were leaving the property. Police said that they observed the weapon, and asked Waters to drop the gun.

According to police, Waters became "agitated, aggressive and actively resisted arrest," and refused to drop his weapon. As a result, a trooper used his Taser on Waters, but was unable to successfully take him into custody. Other troopers then assisted, while Waters continued to "actively resist arrest." 

Waters went unconscious at the scene, and went into cardiac arrest. He was brought to Milford Memorial Hospital, and is currently listed in stable, but critical condition. Police said that alcohol may have been a factor. The Delaware State Police and the Attorney General’s office are reviewing the incident and charges are pending against Lionel Waters.

Wilson was later taken into custody, when he arrived at the home, several hours later. Wilson was turned over to the Dover Police Department

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