Police in Delaware have fatally shot a suspect after what they say was a chase and confrontation.

New Castle County Police said in a statement that officers were following a male suspect around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The statement says police attempted to stop the suspect's car in the Bellefonte area of New Castle County, but he fled and crashed. He then ran away on foot, and officers pursued him.

Police say "a confrontation ensued" that resulted in the person being fatally shot.

The statement says "involved officers" were taken to area hospitals for treatment. It doesn't say how many officers were involved or describe the extent of their injuries.

Police couldn't immediately be reached by The Associated Press for further comment.

The person who was shot wasn't identified.