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3 officers injured, scene active



Three Wilmington police officers were shot Wednesday night responding to a call in the 2400 block of North Market Street, the city’s police department said.

The officers were taken to an area hospital where one officer was treated and released, and the other two officers will undergo surgery, according to FOP leaders. They are expected to make a full recovery.

Wilmington police Thursday afternoon identified 31-year-old Bernard Goodwyn of Smyrna as the suspect. After a 12-hour standoff, officers entered the room where Goodwyn was located in the King Plaza apartments and found him dead with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, Wilmington police said.

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Wilmington police officers, many of whom used a fire truck ladder to exit an apartment building early Thursday, June 3, 2021, gather after three Wilmington Police officers were shot in the 2400 block of Market Street late Wednesday.

Wilmington police identify suspect

Wilmington police say Bernard Goodwyn, a 31-year-old from Smyrna, shot three police officers Wednesday night and later shot and killed himself.

About 9:30 p.m., Wilmington police received a 911 call regarding a domestic dispute at King Plaza apartments in the 2400 block of N. Market St., police said. As officers entered the apartment, Goodwyn opened fire on the officers, striking three of them, according to police.


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