The Delaware State Police continue to investigate a Trooper involved shooting that occurred Saturday night in Harrington that fatally wounded Angel A. Feliciano, 42, of Harrington.
Police report that troopers responded to a mobile crisis hotline call from Mr. Feliciano, and that after troopers arrived at the residence in the Pine Ridge development, Mr. Feliciano attempted to drive away. According to the state police, Mr. Feliciano was pursued until his vehicle made a U-turn and headed directly for the trooper’s vehicle, which caused the trooper to exit the vehicle. Police report that Mr. Feliciano’s Chevrolet Tahoe then rammed into and disabled the marked state police vehicle, at which point the trooper discharged multiple rounds from his weapon. The Tahoe came to a stop after pushing the police vehicle more than 60 feet, according to police.
Angel A. Feliciano was pronounced dead at the scene by responding EMS, and his body was turned over to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine cause and manner of death.
According to police, the Trooper involved in this incident, who has not been named, is a 3 year veteran of the Delaware State Police assigned to Troop 3 in Dover. He has been placed on administrative leave as per Divisional policy, pending the outcome of the investigation which is ongoing at this time.