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Updated: Police ID Man Killed in Officer-involved Shooting in Milford

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ILFORD, Del.- Authorities have released the name of a 27-year-old man who died Sunday night in an officer-involved shooting in Milford. 

Delaware State Police on Tuesday morning identified the man as Brandon D. Roberts, of Dover, Del.

Delaware State Police, the agency investigating the incident, said it happened shortly after 6 p.m. when Milford police officers were dispatched to the Silver Lake Estates Apartments on Linstone Lane for a report of a domestic incident involving weapons.

Investigators said that as the two Milford police officers arrived at the apartment, Roberts came out of the apartment and into the hallway and went toward them with a large knife in hand. According to police, both officers reacted to the threat by shooting him with their departmental-issued handguns. 

Police said Roberts became incapacitated and the officers immediately rendered first aid to him. He was transported to the Bayhealth Sussex Campus where he was pronounced deceased.

The police officers did not sustain injury as a result of this incident and there were no other reports of injuries as a result of the domestic incident, according to investigators. 

At the request of the Milford Police Department, the investigation into this incident is being conducted by the DSP Homicide Unit. DSP said the incident continues to be under investigation.

 

 

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