Department of Homeland Security

Shots Fired During Attempted Carjacking of Fed Agent in Delaware

Shots rang out when a man tried to take over the vehicle of a National Homeland Security officer in Delaware Friday morning, multiple sources tell NBC10.

The special agent was parking a government vehicle in a garage at 11th and Tatnell streets in Wilmington around 8 a.m. when a 32-year-old suspect approached the vehicle, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

The agent discharged one round from his weapon in self-defense, DHS added.

The man ran from the scene, but Wilmington Police officers apprehended the suspect.

Officers said late Friday that an investigation showed that the actions of the man detained by police and confirmed to have been involved did not rise to the charge of attempted carjacking.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Office of Professional Responsibility is handling the weapon discharge internally.

ICE is an arm of DHS.

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