Nicholas Pingel Killed by Washington County Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
Forest View Road and County H
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About 2:56 p.m. a neighbor called 911 to report hearing shots fired. The neighbor said the shooter was walking toward his or her own home. Deputies arrived, and there was an exchange of gunfire. Then the man ran away. Police eventually found him dead from a gunshot wound. Nicholas Pingel killed Ray Engelking, 72, and Carl Halvorsen, 77, who were unknown to him.

Agency: Washington County Sheriff's Office

Motive: Shooting suspect

Confrontation Type: Violent Crime

Service Call: No

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Nicholas Pingel

Death Date: February 3, 2021

County: Washington

Geography: Rural

Gender: Male

Age: 30

Race: White

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: foot

Washington Post Database ID: 6582

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