Police identify teen killed by Del. trooper in gunfire exchange

DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Police have identified the 16-year-old boy they say was shot and killed over the weekend in an exchange of gunfire with a Delaware state trooper.

Delaware State Police on Monday identified the teen as Juliun Pitcher of Smyrna. Police said Monday that a trooper stopped a vehicle in Dover shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday for a traffic violation.

MORE: Teen suspect killed in Del. officer-involved shooting

Police say Pitcher, a front seat passenger, pulled out a gun as the trooper approached the vehicle.

Pitcher was killed when police say he and the trooper exchanged gunfire.

Police said Monday that a gun was located at the scene.

The trooper, identified Monday as a 35-year-old man with two years' experience with Delaware State Police, was not injured.

Up Next:

  • Popular

  • Recent

Stories You May Be Interested In – includes Advertiser Stories