Man Wanted in DE Trooper’s Murder Is Shot Dead at Home

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A man barricaded in his house for nearly 21 hours after slaying a Delaware State Police trooper was killed by officers Thursday morning, reports the Wilmington News Journal. The man, identified as Burgon Sealy Jr., had been firing at police throughout the night from his family’s home north of Middletown, Del. State police said the suspect came outside at 9:17 a.m. and “engaged police.” He was then shot by officers, said Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale.

Sealy was suspected in the Wednesday shooting death of 32-year-old Cpl. Stephen J. Ballard, an 8½-year state police veteran. Ballard was shot and killed after responding to a suspicious vehicle in a grocery store parking lot on the Pulaski Highway in Newark, Del., two miles east of the Maryland border. Witnesses said they watched a man get out of the vehicle during the interaction with police and shoot the trooper multiple times. Citizens jumped in to help the trooper, performing CPR until emergency responders arrived. Another suspect in the shooting was apprehended at the scene.

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