Rosemont Avenue police-involved shooting 011321

Rosemont Avenue looking north.

The driver of a car that was speeding towards officers was shot and killed shortly after 1 a.m. on Wednesday, New Castle County Police said.

The incident unfolded on Wilmington's East Side when county police officers were investigating a suspicious vehicle in the area of 24th Street and Rosemont Avenue on January 13, 2021.

Police officials said the driver sped away, but was going down a dead-end road.

The vehicle made a U-turn, and police said it drove back at the officers at a high rate of speed.

Officers fired, killing the driver.

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