UPDATE: Rehoboth Man Shot by Trooper after Leading DSP on Chase west of Lewes

Feb 19, 2013 -- 3:02pm

8:55pm - A 42 year old Rehoboth man is in critical condition at Christiana Hospital after he was shot Tuesday afternoon during a traffic stop.  A State Trooper spotted Keith Schueller on Postal Lane and found he had active warrants for thefts and burglaries in Sussex County.  The trooper tried to stop Schueller who took off at a high rate of speed into the Sandy Brae development.  As he drove onto Plantations Road he collided with a car driven by a 70 year old Lewes man, who was not injured.  Schueller ran off on foot through a cornfield with now 2 troopers chasing him.  One trooper tried to use a taser on Schueller but it was ineffective.  When Schueller grabbed a shovel the trooper fired hitting the man in the chest.  The trooper – a 3 year veteran – has been placed on administrative leave.  Additional charges are pending.


4:30PM - A 42 year old man is in critical condition after he was shot by a state trooper this afternoon at Plantations and Cedar Grove Road.  The shooting occurred around 1pm – and shut down area roads for over 2 hours while the incident was investigated.   


4pm - Plantations Road is being reopened to traffic.  The road has been closed since around 1:30 after what State Police tell WGMD was a trooper-involved shooting behind a residence with a wanted man.  There is no word yet of the extent of the injuries.  WGMD will have more information as it becomes available. 


3pm - If you’re driving in the area of Plantations Road - the road is closed between Route 24 and Robinsonville Road west of Lewes.  State Police tell WGMD there was a trooper-involved shooting behind a residence.  The injuries or extent of the injuries is not known at this time.  Police say the area will remain closed for possibly another 2 hours or so.  WGMD will have more information as it becomes available. 



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