Man dead in domestic incident involving off-duty trooper

Posted at 9:31 PM, May 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-22 21:31:10-04

Authorities say an off-duty Delaware state trooper used her service weapon to fatally shoot her boyfriend in a domestic incident.

Delaware State Police say 43-year-old Maurice Ifill of Owings Mills, Maryland, was shot Sunday night at a home in Pike Creek.

Authorities say county and state police responding to a 911 call about 11:15 p.m. Sunday found the trooper "severely battered" and Ifill, her boyfriend, shot in the upper torso.

Investigators say the trooper, an eight-year veteran of the Delaware State Police, had been involved in a violent physical altercation inside the home and at some point retrieved her service handgun and shot Ifill.

The trooper was admitted to Christiana Hospital with serious injuries and was listed in stable condition.