Police chase on Interstate 95: Suspect dead after pursuit, shooting on I-95 in Newark, Delaware

NEWARK, Del. (WPVI)– A suspect is dead after a chaotic series of events Friday morning in Delaware that includes two carjackings and a shooting involving officers.

It all ended on Interstate 95 in Newark, where southbound lanes near Route 896 are still closed.

It all started around 7:30am on the 100 block of Ayre Street in Newport with a report of a suspicious person with a gun.

When police arrived, the suspect fled on foot and shots were fired. A school bus from a Vo-Tech school was hit by bullets, but fortunately no one was hurt.

The suspect then fled to the Route 141 and Route 4 area, where he was able to hijack someone by car and take off.

Police say this has led to a protracted pursuit in the New Castle and Newark areas.

The suspect pulled up behind the Red Roof Inn at a cul-de-sac on Newark’s Old Coochs Bridge Road and fled on foot toward I-95 southbound.

That’s where the suspect kidnapped a second victim, police say, and more shots were fired.

The pursuit continued southbound on Interstate 95 in Newark and ended south of Route 896, where more shots were fired.

During an update Friday afternoon, Delaware State Police said the suspect died “from injuries sustained.”

However, it was not known if the suspect was killed by police gunfire or if it was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police previously confirmed that an officer fired during the incident.

Southbound I-95 remained completely closed Friday afternoon.

A northbound lane leads past the scene of the accident.

If you have any information or photos or video of the incident, please contact Sergeant Yeich of the Delaware State Police at 302-741-2703.

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