Joseph Nathaniel Weber Killed by Hays Police Department

Blast Zone No. 26699 - 1 Comment
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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
300 Timber Dr
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A police officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction in the 2700 block of Plaza Avenue. The driver was not obeying the officer's commands. Additional officers were called to assist. When backup arrived on the scene, the vehicle accelerated and a pursuit ensued for several minutes. The vehicle eventually stopped in the 2300 block of Timber Drive, where the driver got out of the car and verbal commands from the officer were not obeyed. And he was shot and killed.

Victim's Name: Joseph Nathaniel Weber

Agency Responsible: Hays Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 36

Race: White

Date of Death: August 18, 2016

County: Ellis

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Unclear

Weapon: undetermined

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: Car

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 1798

Geography: Suburban

JellyRoberts Says:

Joey's Law, which has been in effect since 2017, allows people with cognitive disorders to obtain placards for their cars that let others know of the presence of a driver with special needs. Joey was very scared when he was stopped. He was unable to process what was happening, and when officers swarmed his car, he panicked. If you see someone with a placard on his vehicle that has multi-colored puzzle pieces on it, please know the driver is doing everything he can to keep it together. Be patient with him, and don't shout at him. Call a therapist who specializes in cognitive disorders to help calm the driver down. Joey was a very kind person and his joyful smile and upbeat demeanor is sorely missed.

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