Wilmington, Delaware — A Police officers are in crisis after responding to reports of the battle At the beginning of Sunday in Delaware, Delaware, officials said.
According to Delaware Police, the Delaware Police Department answered a phone call regarding a reported battle underway at 5:12 am in the Yorkshire Estate Community. Officials said it was unclear what had happened in the dwelling, but confirmed that police officers were involved in a physical quarrel.
A police officer identified as Cpl by the authorities. A 22-year veteran, Keith Heacook was first transferred to TidalHealth Peninsula Regional in Salisbury, Maryland. He was then transferred to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Delaware Police News Release..
According to Delmer’s chief Iran Barkley, who was visibly upset at a press conference on Sunday, Heacock suffered a traumatic head injury during the attack and answered the phone alone.
“This isn’t the phone you want on Sunday morning,” Berkeley said.
A separate but related assault occurred across the street, separate from the first case involving the old couple. Both were originally taken to a local hospital and were on their way to shock trauma at the press conference.
The injuries of everyone there were described by police as “serious.”
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According to officials, Heacook was discovered by a Deputy Sheriff of Wicomico County and a Delaware soldier after failing to check in after responding to the residence once. He was found unconscious, officials say.
“Keith is now fighting for his life,” said Corporal Master. Gary Frunier said.
Police said several people were detained on the arrival of additional agencies. Delaware police said on Sunday that there is currently no threat to the general public.
The incident occurred on the Delaware side of Delmar, which straddles the Maryland border.
This article was originally published in Salisbury Daily Times: Delaware police officer and old couple injured after fight call