32-year-old Brandon Talbot died of his injuries

A Milton man has died after fleeing from police in the Milton area.

On Saturday, June 23, around 12:20 p.m., patrol units from Delaware State Police Troop 7 were actively searching for a burglary suspect. The suspect was reported to be a white male between 20 and 30 years old with a thin build, on a bicycle in the area of the Lazy Lake and Hunters Mill Estates communities south of Milton.

A 28-year-old trooper, a four year veteran of the department, was driving a fully marked Chevrolet Tahoe patrol vehicle northbound on Fisher Road, approaching the intersection of Lewes-Georgetown Highway, when he located a man riding a bicycle southbound that matched the suspect’s description. The trooper turned around and activated his emergency lights and siren, as well as issued verbal commands, in an effort to get the suspect to stop, but the suspect continued to flee and at some point, collided with the trooper.

The suspect, 32-year-old Richard M. Talbot, of Milton, was transported to Beebe Medical Center by ambulance, where he was pronounced deceased.

The trooper, properly restrained at the time, was not injured in the collision. He has been placed on administrative leave per policy, pending the outcome of an investigation.

Fisher Road, south of Lewes-Georgetown Highway, was closed in the area of the crash for approximately four hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.