No other officers have been injured during the standoff at the time of publication, according to authorities.
The trooper was shot to death outside of a Wawa convenience store parking lot following an altercation with two suspects, according to WBOC.
Fournier says the man has fired multiple shots at officers from inside the house.
Ballard was in uniform, driving a marked auto, when he stopped at the Wawa at about noon.
McQueen said other troopers quickly arrived and took one suspect into custody.
After Ballard approached the vehicle, a struggle ensued, according to police. That's when a struggle ensued, McQueen said. Ballard. All proceeds will go directly to Ballard's family. Cpl. "The suspect then fired multiple rounds at close range".
After he fled, Sealy had contacted family members to inform them that he had shot the trooper, police said.
The passenger, Sealy, allegedly shot Ballard with a gun he pulled from his waistband after Ballard asked him to step out of the vehicle. Sealy walked out of the home where he had been holed up since the fatal shooting of the trooper a day earlier, "engaged officers" and was shot by law enforcement and died at the scene, police said in a statement State police released the following statement shortly after 10 a.m.: At 9:17 a.m., the male suspect exited the residence and engaged police. Police did not release his name. "This is a sad day for our state and our Delaware State Police family", Delaware State Police Superintendent Nathaniel McQueen said. Ballard was rushed to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
"He was a very bright, articulate gentleman", Smyk said.
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Cheswold - On April 26, 2017 Delaware State Police Corporal Stephen Ballard was killed in the line of duty while serving the citizens of our state.
"My heart is with the officer's family and the officers who have served beside him", Carney, a Democrat, said in a statement.
"When you had the death penalty, you didn't have the frequency of these events", he said.
The proposed legislation would change DE law so that the death penalty could only be decided by a unanimous jury.
During the overnight standoff, police said, Sealy shot at police at various times.
After 8 p.m., police used an explosive device to blow the door of the house off its hinges, but officers did not immediately enter the home, Fournier said. "He was pronounced dead at 9:29 a.m".
Smyk said he had been told the suspect shouted verses from the Koran at officers and came out firing when he exited the home. His survivors include a wife and daughter, Gov. John Carney said Thursday.
Wawa also announced Friday that they would be collecting donations of $1 or more at the register of any of its 40 Delaware Wawa stores that will go toward the police memorial fund. Wawa pledged to match the first $50,000 in donations.