Pa. Trans Man Shot Dead By Police After Alleged Domestic Dispute

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A report of domestic violence in Sharon, Pa. turned deadly Friday night when a police officer shot and killed a transgender man, according to local news station WFMJ.

Sean Ryan Hake, 23, was killed in his home after his mother called police, reporting an alleged stabbing, Eric Hermick, a lieutenant with Pennsylvania State Police, told WFMJ.

"Shortly before midnight last night, Sharon Police Department responded to a domestic assault at the location," Hermick said. "After being on scene, the incident escalated and there was an officer involved shooting where the subject was shot by Sharon Police Department."

State police recommended that the officer who shot Hake be put on paid administrative leave until authorities finish the investigation.

"There was a domestic assault that occurred inside the residence," Hermick told WFMJ. "We are not going to disclose any information about the evidence about the case at this point. I can tell you we processed the scene, served search warrants, are conducting some more interviews to finish up this investigation."

Mercer County District Attorney Miles K. Karson Jr. would not comment on the incident but said more details would be revealed Wednesday, according to New Now Next.

"Our goal is to have a complete investigation and have complete transparency," he said. "But it's going to take a few days."

The death comes days after a trans woman from Mississippi was found shot to death. It was the first report of a trans woman of color in the country in 2017.


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