Suspect charged in officer's death

Delaware State Police Homicide Unit has formally charged one of the two suspects in the murder of Georgetown officer Chad Spicer. Delaware State Police have charged Derrick J. Powell, 22, of Cumberland, Md., with murder 1st degree and other related charges. Delaware State Police Homicide also obtained an arrest warrant for Christopher L. Reeves, 20, of Lincoln.Reeves was the driver of the Chrysler Sebring involved in this investigation. At presstime Wedneday Reeves was still a fugitive and should be considered armed and dangerous. Powell was charged with burglary 2nd because after fleeing from the Chrysler Sebring he entered a residence on the unit block of Savannah Road Georgetown in an attempt to evade police apprehension. The 2nd suspect apprehended during this investigation has not been charged. A preliminary investigation suggests he was not directly involved with the killing of Spicer. However, it must be noted that even though Powell has been apprehended, this investigation and collection of information is still ongoing.

It should also be noted Cpl. Shawn Brittingham was struck in the neck by a projectile fragment. Cpl. Brittingham is listed to be in stable condition. Anyone having contact with Reeves is asked to call Troop 4 at 856-5850, and Crime Stoppers at-1-800-TIP-3333 or for immediate assistance dial 911. Gov. Jack Markell ordered flags be flown at half-staff in honor of Spicer. The flags will fly at half-staff until the morning after his funeral.

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