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Police shoot knife-wielding man in Milford

January 6, 2020

Police responding to a domestic incident Jan. 5 in Milford shot a man after he came after them with a knife, police said.

Milford police went to Silver Lake Estates Apartments at 6:20 p.m. in connection with a domestic incident involving weapons, said Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe of the Delaware State Police.

When police arrived at the apartment, she said, Brandon D. Roberts, 27, of Dover came into the hallway holding a large knife with which he threatened the officers. The officers shot Roberts with their departmental-issued handguns, she said.

Police then provided first aid to Roberts, who was incapacitated; he was taken to Bayhealth Sussex Campus where he was pronounced dead, Jaffe said. 

At the request of the Milford Police Department, she said, the investigation into this incident is being conducted by the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit.