Delmar officer flown to shock trauma
DELMAR, Md.– Delaware State Police are investigating an assault on a Delmar Police Officer that occurred early Sunday morning.
Police say around 5 on Sunday morning when Delmar Police Corporal Keith Heacook was dispatched to the 11000 block of Buckingham Drive in the Yorkshire Estates Community for a report of a fight in progress. The 911 caller reported one of the occupants, was being disorderly, fighting with other residents of the house, and destroying items inside the home. Moments later, a separate 911 call was received from a neighbor across the street from the original caller, stating he and his wife had been assaulted by a male subject. The caller then stated the suspect was no longer at his house.
Cpl. Heacook was involved in the fight and was found unconscious by a Wicomico County Sheriffs Office Deputy and a Delaware State Trooper. Officers from Laurel Police Department arrived on scene, and upon pulling Cpl. Heacook from the house, began First Aid until Emergency Medical Services (EMS) arrived. Police say first aid was rendered and he was taken to TidalHealth before being transferred to shock trauma in Baltimore for significant head injuries.
The investigation into the separate, but related assault, which involved an elderly couple across the street revealed, Wilkerson knocked on the back door of residence and was met by the 73-year-old male victim. The male victim was then assaulted as Wilkerson entered the house and then struck numerous times with a glass object. Wilkerson then repeatedly assaulted a 76-year-old female with the same object before fleeing the house. Both of those victims sustained significant injury and were transported by ambulance to area hospitals. The female victim was later transported to Shock Trauma in Baltimore.
Police say there is no threat to the general public or community.
The Delaware State Police is continuing the investigation into both events and is working collaboratively with the Delmar Police Department, Wicomico County Sheriffs Office, Maryland State Police, and all other involved agencies.