A police superintendent released details about a shooting that happened this past Monday night on Jan. 15. The shooting occurred in Upper Darby, Delaware. Dailey Times News published a story about the police superintendent’s statements this past Tuesday, on Jan. 16.
Delaware County Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said the incident involved a domestic dispute among the individual that shot the trigger, the individual that died from the shooting, the former girlfriend of the person that fired the gun, and the former girlfriend’s cousin.
Chitwood said, “The Readers’ Digest version is there was an ongoing dispute between the victim and the shooter.”
Chitwood didn’t release the name of the 21-year-old shooter because the shooter is claiming self-defense. The name of the deceased has been identified as 24-year-old Seifuddin Collier. Collier was to turn 25 next week.
The incident occurred in the area of Midway and Millbank roads at roughly 9:30 pm on Jan. 15. Per Chitwood, “Collier allegedly approaches the shooter, words are exchanged. (Collier) racks a .9 mm ready to fire at the gunman who then pulls out his 9 mm and shoots (Collier) in the stomach.”
Upon arriving, emergency services transported Collier to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Chitwood said that Collier died on the operating table.
Before calling 911, the shooter returned to his home located in the 500 block of Littlecroft Road. Chitwood said, “The 911 dispatcher told him (the shooter) to go outside and put the gun in the middle of the street, which he did.”
Chitwood stated that the 21-year-old shooter has a permit for the .9 mm that police discovered in the middle of he street. So far, no charges have been filed. The 21-year-old claims that he fired his weapon in self-defense.
Police discovered a .22 caliber and a .9 mm, both fully loaded, at the scene where Collier had been shot. Collier did not have a concealed carry permit. Police believe he may have received the guns from the ex-girlfriend’s cousin.
Police Super Intendent Chitwood said that the investigation remains open.
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