Former Milford Police Chief arrested following shooting incident

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MILFORD, Del. – A former Milford Police Chief is behind bars following a shooting incident Wednesday evening.

Shortly after 6:30 p.m., troopers responded to the area of Knollac Drive and Surrey Court for a report of a subject shooting a gun several times in the Knollac Acres neighborhood. It was learned that the subject, identified 65-year-old E. Keith Hudson, had walked away from his home while carrying a firearm in a bag. Hudson then allegedly called a relative and told him that he was going to shoot somebody. When Hudson was approached by two family members, he pointed a gun at their vehicle and threatened to shoot them.

Hudson then reportedly shot at three different cars, that were being driven by a 50-year-old woman, a 30-year-old woman, and a 51-year-old woman. No one was hit by gunfire, and no one was injured.

Troopers and officers from the Milford Police Department were able to take Hudson into custody, who was found to be intoxicated. The firearm was recovered, and Hudson was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. While at the hospital, Hudson allegedly threatened to shoot and kill three troopers.

After Hudson was medically cleared, he was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, three counts of aggravated menacing, three counts of first degree reckless endangerment, three counts of terroristic threatening, possession of a firearm while under the influence, and criminal mischief. Hudson is being held at SCI on a $94,100 cash bond.

Hudson retired as Police Chief back in 2015.

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