‘Severely Battered' Off-Duty Delaware Trooper Shoots, Kills Boyfriend: Police

An off-duty Delaware trooper used her service weapon to shoot and kill her boyfriend during a domestic incident overnight.

New Castle County and Delaware State police responded to a townhouse in Pike Creek around 11:15 p.m. Sunday after the trooper called 911, state police said.

Officers and troopers found the off-duty trooper "severely battered" and the man with a gunshot wound to his chest, investigators said.

The man, identified as Maurice Ifill, 43, of Maryland, died at Christian Medical Center a short time later, police said.

The woman, an 8-year state police veteran, was hospitalized with serious injuries and was listed in stable condition Monday afternoon.

Ifill had a series of previous charges in the state of Maryland, including multiple accusations of domestic violence, according to court records.

It was unclear if there were any previous domestic incidents at the home, police said. The couple were home alone at the time.

No word what, if any, charges could be filed. 

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