WASHINGTON, Pa. — A man was shot and killed by officers after a police chase in Washington County on Sunday.
Washington County dispatchers say emergency crews were called to the 1000 block of Jefferson Avenue in the city of Washington around 5:45 p.m.
State police, who were not involved in the shooting, are leading the investigation along with the Washington County district attorney.
The Washington County coroner said 38-year-old Eduardo Lee Hoover Jr., from Coraopolis, was shot by officers after a chase that began in Mount Pleasant Township.
The Washington County district attorney said Mount Pleasant Township and Smith Township police were involved in the chase, which continued on Route 18 and ended in Washington city limits. Jefferson Avenue was taped off for hours after the initial call.
According to state police, Hoover slowed down on Jefferson Avenue which allowed officers to get in front and behind his vehicle. He then stopped, put his truck in reverse and slammed into the front of a police car before driving forward and hitting a utility pole.
After hitting the pole, Hoover put his truck into reverse again and sped toward the responding officers, prompting them to shoot at Hoover inside the vehicle.
According to police, Hoover was removed from the truck and officers attempted to render aid, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Channel 11 was there when the vehicle Hoover was inside was towed away. We found out that Hoover had an extensive criminal record that dates back more than a decade and includes several charges, including resisting arrest and giving officers false identification. Recently, he was arrested on burglary and trespassing charges.
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