SWAT Standoff: 3 Police Officers Down

SWAT Standoff: 3 Police Officers Down

Three officers were shot during a 12 hour standoff in Wilmington, Delaware between SWAT and a man involved in a domestic dispute.

Police have since identified the man as 31 year old Bernard Goodwyn.

According to police, a 911 call was received just before 9:30 p.m. on the evening of June 2 regarding a domestic dispute in progress on the 2400 block of North Market Street. When police attempted to enter the building, Goodwyn opened fire, hitting three officers.

A standoff ensued, lasting 12 hours as police tried to negotiate with Goodwyn. When officers were finally able to enter the room where Goodwyn was hiding, he was already dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His gun was recovered at the scene.

One injured officer has already been treated and released, while the other two are at the hospital in stable condition.

Police initiated a shelter in place order during the standoff, which was lifted on the morning of June 3.

Annie McCormick, a local news anchor, shared an update from the Wilmington Police Department on Twitter which read: “Residents and others in the area surrounding this incident are no longer asked to shelter in place. There is no immediate threat to the public at this time. Our investigation is ongoing, and we will release further information as soon as possible.”

The post also included a video showing SWAT team members using a fire truck ladder to enter the apartment building. According to reporting by ABC News, “around ten minutes later, officers started to exit the building. Moments after, a small child was carried down by officers. One of the officers could then be seen talking to a woman who eventually exited through the same window and slowly made her way down the ladder. A third woman soon followed.”


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