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Shots traded with officer, 3 suspects arrested after robbery

July 28, 2017

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Police say a Delaware officer exchanged gunfire with a robbery suspect during a pursuit, but neither was struck.

The chase happened Thursday evening after New Castle County Police say officers were dispatched to a home in the Westover Hills community for a robbery report.

Police said Friday that the victim was outside of her home when 23-year-old Jonathan Dryburgh took her purse, threatened her with a firearm and fled on foot.

An 11-year police veteran and Dryburgh exchanged gunfire during a chase, and Dryburgh was eventually taken into custody.

He was treated for a broken ankle. The officer wasn’t injured.

Dryburgh faces charges including attempted first-degree murder and first-degree robbery.

Police have also arrested a 16-year-old and 19-year-old they say were involved in the robbery.

It wasn’t immediately clear if any had attorneys who could comment on their behalf.

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