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Updated: Police ID Man Killed in Milton Area Domestic Incident

Posted: 10/06/2017 11:30:00 -04:00 Updated:

MILTON, Del.- Delaware State Police have released the name of a man who died during a domestic incident that occurred last week north of Milton.

The man was identified as 61-year-old John Pinto 3rd.

Police said the incident occurred around 10:23 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, after neighbors called 9-1-1 to report that man and woman in the 13000 block of Sunland Drive were involved in a domestic situation. 

Police said troopers responded to the scene and learned that Pinto was armed with a gun and was threatening to harm his wife who was alone in the house with him. 

Troopers surrounded the house and began communicating with Pinto over the phone. Police said Pinto then began to make threatening statements toward the first responders.  As troopers were talking with John, gunshots were heard inside the home and communication was lost.  Shortly after the gunshots, a 9-1-1 call was placed from within the house by a 60-year-old woman who stated that both she and Pinto had been shot.

Entry was made into the house and troopers located Pinto and the woman in a bedroom, where the Pinto was pronounced dead by Sussex County Paramedics.  An autopsy was performed at a later date by the Delaware Division of Forensic Science and determined his death to a homicide by gunshot wounds to the upper torso.

The woman was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Beebe Healthcare before being airlifted to Christiana Medical Center where she continues to be listed in critical condition due to gunshot wounds she sustained to her lower torso during the incident.

Homicide detectives continue to investigate this incident.  Additional information and investigative details will be disseminated as soon as it becomes available and the investigation progresses, according to police.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective J. King at 302-698-8561. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet atwww.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

 

 

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