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UPDATE: Greensboro Man Shot, Killed by DSP Trooper Following Chase

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FREDERICA, Del. - A Caroline County man was shot and killed early Tuesday morning in a trooper-involved shooting following a chase that began in Caroline County, Md. and ended in Kent County, Del.

According to Delaware State Police's preliminary investigation, it began just before midnight as deputies from the Caroline County Sheriff's office began chasing a red 1994 Ford pickup truck, driven by a 25-year-old Raymond Hutson from Greensboro, Md. Investigators said, the deputies were chasing Hutson after they discovered the truck was reported stolen in Maryland and the suspect driving the truck was wanted for several burglaries in Maryland and Delaware.

Police say Hutson continued throughout western Kent County driving in a reckless manner running vehicles off the roadway, according to police. At this point troopers with the Delaware State Police became involved in the pursuit in the area of Felton, police said. As the pursuit continued eastbound on SR 12, police said Hutson was seen holding what appeared to be a handgun in his left hand.

According to the initial investigation, the pursuit continued into the town of Frederica where the suspect drove eastbound in the westbound lane and then turned northbound onto north Frederica Road. Police say Hutson then drove northbound in the southbound lane of SR 1 into oncoming traffic. The truck came to a stop on the southbound shoulder of SR 1 south of Barrett’s Chapel Road. Troopers and deputies initiated a felony traffic stop on the truck as they observed Huston holding what appeared to be a handgun, police said.
 
According to investigators, a trooper told the man to drop his gun, but he ignored the trooper and then began waving the gun in the direction of the troopers and deputies. The trooper then shot the man who was still seated in the driver’s seat of the pickup truck, police said.

Police now say the small caliber handgun recovered at the scene was actually a gun cigarette lighter.
 
Hutson was pronounced dead at the scene by responding EMS, and his body was later turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science Office.
 
The 27-year-old trooper involved in this incident has been employed by the Delaware State Police for four years and is assigned to Troop 3 patrol in Camden, DE.  He has been placed on administrative leave as per Divisional Policy pending the outcome of the investigation, investigators said. 
 
Police say Hutson was wanted out of Kent County Superior Court for Burglary 3rd degree, Violation of Probation and Disregarding a Police Officer Signal while Driving Suspended or Revoked, Reckless Driving and Speeding.

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