Police in Delaware fatally shoot armed man in wheelchair

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Posted: Sep 23, 2015 11:12 PM

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware police officers fatally shot an armed man in a wheelchair after responding to a call that the man had a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Wilmington Police said in a news release that they encountered the man Wednesday afternoon "armed with a handgun."

Authorities say "a departmental shooting ensued" and that the man died on the scene. The news release did not elaborate and police would not release any additional information when contacted by telephone.

According to a city spokeswoman, Police Chief Bobby L. Cummings went to the scene and met with neighbors and relatives.

Wilmington spokeswoman Alexandra Coppadge also said that police told her the man had shot himself Wednesday before they arrived.