Crowd Throws Rocks at Officers Helping Dying Man

By Dan Stamm
|  Friday, Apr 4, 2014  |  Updated 6:21 PM EDT
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Officers attempting to help a dying man were attacked by a crowd
 
 An attack on officers helping a dying man reflects the apparent trust issue between police and the community in Wilmington.

Tim Furlong, NBC10.com

Officers attempting to help a dying man were attacked by a crowd An attack on officers helping a dying man reflects the apparent trust issue between police and the community in Wilmington.

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A rowdy crowd threw rocks at police officers as they responded to a deadly shooting in Wilmington, Del. last night.

Wilmington Police say officers responded to Elm and S. Harrison Streets around 8:45 p.m. Thursday.

When officers arrived they found 39-year-old Theodore Jackson unconscious in the middle of the street suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.

According to investigators, as officers administered first aid and CPR on the Wilmington resident, a crowd of about 200 people formed around them.

Some in the hostile crowd began to throw rocks, striking several officers, according to police.

Additional officers responded to the scene to ensure that medics could help Jackson.

Jackson died a short time later at Christiana Hospital. He was the sixth murder victim in Wilmington so far this year.

Police didn’t report any serious injuries to officers. And investigators say that the additional police support was enough to disperse the crowd without any further incident.

No arrests were made and police didn't name any suspects.

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