Friday, October 20, 2017

Attempted Homicide Charges Filed Against Man Shot By Police on Thursday

A man that was shot by a State Police Trooper on Thursday has been charged with attempted homicide.


According to the State Police, on Thursday, around 12:45pm, Pennsylvania State Police from Schuylkill Haven responded to a domestic altercation taking place at 109 N. Yohe Street, Porter Township.

When the trooper arrived, a female exited the residence bleeding from her head. 

After the female was laid down on the front grass, David Sink, 42, exited the residence with a compound bow and arrow. 

Sink pulled back on the bow and began raising at the Trooper who immediately fired his issued weapon as he sought cover. 

Sink returned to his residence only to exit again and once again pull back on his bow and raise it toward the Trooper. 

The Trooper fired again at Sink and struck him in the leg. 

Once Sin, and his weapon were secured, the Trooper administered first aid until the arrival of EMS. 

Sink was subsequently transported to Hershey Medical Center.

On Friday, charges for Attempted Homicide, multiple counts of Aggravated Assault, and other lesser charges were filed before on-call Magisterial District Justice James K. Reiley.   accused, SINK, remains hospitalized at Hershey Medical Center for treatment.

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