After mortally wounding his former girlfriend and then confessing that he had caused the deaths of two of his children, the 29-year-old son of a Chester City patrolman was shot and killed by police, Delaware County authorities said yesterday.
Aaron Michael of Chester was killed shortly after midnight outside the house he shared with his father, Officer John Michael, who was away on vacation.
The shooting was the culmination of a deadly series of events that began about 11:30 p.m. Monday, when Aaron Michael confronted Andrea Arrington in Ridley Township. Arrington, the mother of Michael’s 2-year-old son, Aaron Jr., had come home from work and was walking on Constitution Avenue to pick up her son from a babysitter.
The two began arguing about a protection-from-abuse order that Arrington, 23, had filed July 2. In the order, Arrington alleged that Michael had pushed, slapped, choked, and kicked her in June. Michael was arrested last week for violating that order.
Michael pulled out a gun and shot Arrington, who fell to the ground, said Detective Sgt. Scott Willoughby of the Ridley Township police. Michael then stood over her and continued firing. Arrington was hit about 11 times, Willoughby said.