Police: Man dead after shots fired in battle with the officer

NEW CASTLE, Del. – Authorities in Delaware say a Philadelphia man is dead after the shots were fired as he struggled with the police.

New Castle County Police said in a statement late Wednesday, agents responded to a request to check on someone’s welfare at an apartment complex in the New Castle area. Police say the 28-year-old man struggled with police and shots were fired.

The man was taken to Christiana Medical Center, where police say he later died. The police says they are investigating the shooting. They have not released the names or races of the officer or the man who has a deadly shot.

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