Delaware State Police investigate officer involved shooting death in Dewey Beach

Delaware State Police are investigating an officer involved shooting that resulted in a fatality in Dewey Beach.

A press conference was held around 1 p.m., Saturday where Delaware State Police confirmed that around 1:15 a.m. early that morning Dewey Beach Police were called to the Starboard Restaurant and Bar in Dewey Beach for reports of someone leaving the establishment with a firearm.

Police arrived and the man, later identified as Rodney K. Robinson II, 21, of Milford, fled on foot about three blocks and evaded troopers, according to police. He later returned to the restaurant and entered a restricted section of the establishment that was for employees only.

At that time, officers arrived and located the suspect on the patio where he was chased onto Coastal Highway and then into an alley off Saulsbury Street. A single round was shot by a one-and-half year veteran of the police department. The suspect suffered a single gunshot wound to the upper torso.

Police located a handgun at the scene. Live saving efforts were made and EMS were called; however, the suspect, a 21-year-old Milford man, was pronounced dead after being transported to a local hospital.

Anyone with any information, or anyone who may have witnessed the incident, is urged to contact police.

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