At around 5:12 AM this morning, a call came in about a fight in progress in the 11000 block of Buckingham Drive in Yorkshire Estates in Delmar, DE.
It is unsure what happened exactly however something happened inside the residence with Cpl Keith Heacook and the occupants, in a physical manner. A police communications operator made several attempts to reach Cpl Keith Heacook however there was no response.
First aid was rendered to the officer, prior to be transported to Tidal Health PRMC. He was stabilized at Tidal Health and then transported to Shock Trauma in Baltimore, Maryland. Due to various reasons, he was not able to be flown so he was transported by ground.
In addition to Cpl Keith Heacook being severely injured, a separate assault also occurred at a nearby residence of an elderly couple. Both of the elderly subjects were substantially injured and taken to Tidal Health PRMC. One of the elderly subjects has since been taken to Shock Trauma in Baltimore, MD.
There were multiple people taken into custody at the residence in reference to the incident. At this time, the Delaware State Police say that there is no threat to the public.
Delmar Police Chief Ivan Barkley identified the officer as Cpl Keith Heacook as the officer that was involved in the incident. Cpl Heacook has been with the department for 22-years. Cpl Heacook has a traumatic head injury however he is breathing and Chief Barkley emphasized the fact that he is a fighter and we ask that everyone keep Heacook and his family, as well as the two elderly subjects in your thoughts and prayers.
Update 6:40 AM on April 26, 2021
Randon Wilkerson was observed by the allied police agencies walking on the rear of the property of the first 9-1-1 call and was taken into custody without incident. He was transported to Troop 5 in Bridgeville and has since been charged with the following:
- Attempted Murder 1st
- Assault 1st (2 counts)
- Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (2 counts)
- Burglary 1st
- Assault 3rd
- Terroristic Threatening
Randon Wilkerson was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $451,000.00 cash bond.
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