Stephen James Hughes Killed by Muhlenberg Township Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
700 Wagon Wheel Lane
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At approximately 2:15 p.m. the Berks County Department of Emergency Services received a 911 call from a woman, reporting a man with a knife. She said he had threatened her, and the phone call disconnected. Muhlenberg Township police to a home and entered the residence. The woman said that Stephen James Hughes, with a knife, locked himself inside a second floor bedroom. Hughes brandished a knife, and one officer reportedly deployed his Taser to no effect. A second officer shot and killed Hughes.

Agency: Muhlenberg Township Police Department

Motive: Person with a knife

Confrontation Type: Person with a Weapon (knife)

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Stephen James Hughes

Death Date: March 15, 2021

County: Berks

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 62

Race: Unknown race

Cause of Death: Gunshot, Taser

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: knife

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: not fleeing

Washington Post Database ID: 6704

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