SHARON, Pa. (AP) – The American Civil Liberties Union wants authorities to release information on the fatal police shooting of a 23-year-old transgender suspect during a domestic dispute in western Pennsylvania.
The ACLU on Wednesday asked Mercer County District Attorney Miles Karson Jr. and police for a “full accounting.”
State police have said Sean Marie Hake was fatally shot by an unnamed Sharon police officer just before midnight Friday. Police say Hake’s mother called to report a disturbance and that Hake was shot after the situation “escalated.”
Karson has said he hoped to release information from his review of the shooting by Wednesday, but didn’t schedule a news conference or return a call for comment.
Hake was born female but was transitioning to male and, according to the ACLU, used t he name Sean Ryan Hake.