Joey Hoffman Killed by Pennsylvania State Police

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Set Up On:
Category: Police - State
Old Crime Scene Address:
Mosiers Knob Road and Hollow Road
Mapping Police Violence:

Troopers went to a house about 10 a.m. to conduct a welfare check on a man acting erratically. As troopers talked to the man, he began to act strangely, calling them names and claiming the property was booby trapped. The man went into a garage and refused the troopers' orders to come out. When troopers approached the garage, the man appeared in the doorway and pointed a laser sighted handgun at them, and they shot and killed him.

Agency: Pennsylvania State Police

Motive: Welfare check

Confrontation Type: Mental Health/Welfare Check

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: No

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Joey Hoffman

Death Date: July 6, 2020

County: Monroe

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 40

Race: Unknown race

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Washington Post Database ID: 5973

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