Police: Off-duty Delaware trooper fatally shot boyfriend after domestic dispute

Monday, May 22, 2017 04:23PM
Man dead in domestic incident involving off-duty Del. trooper. Sharrie Williams reports during Action News at 4pm on May 22, 2017.


PIKE CREEK, Del. - Delaware state police say an off-duty trooper fatally shot her boyfriend after a domestic incident that left her hospitalized.

Authorities say it happened inside a home in the 3200 block of Champions Drive in Pike Creek. Investigators say the trooper called police to say that shots had been fired.

There they found the trooper, only identified as a female eight-year veteran of the force, severely battered.

They also found her boyfriend, 43-year-old Maurice Ifill of Owings Mills, Md., with a gunshot wound to the upper torso.

Shooting Involving Del. Trooper


Investigators say the trooper and Ifill were involved in a "violent physical altercation." The trooper retrieved her service handgun and fired.

Ifill was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy is scheduled.



The trooper was hospitalized with serious injuries and is in stable condition, state police say.

An investigation into this incident continues.



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