Family of Sharon man killed by police files lawsuit against Sharon PD

Family members say police violated Sean Hake's civil rights in January when they shot and killed Hake

Sharon police shot and killed 23-year-old Sean Hake, who was transgender.


SHARON, Pa. (WKBN) – The family of a Sharon man has filed a federal lawsuit against the Sharon Police Department.

They’re saying police violated his civil rights when they shot and killed 23-year-old Sean Marie Hake in January.

Hake was in the process of transitioning from female to male and wanted to be known as Sean Ryan.

Three unnamed Sharon Police officers responded to a domestic disturbance call from Cynthia Loya — Hake’s mother — on January 6. Loya called saying that Hake held a razor blade to her throat.

The police officers killed Hake during the incident.

After an investigation, Mercer County District Attorney Miles K. Karson Jr. said no charges would be filed against the policemen.

The judge seeing over the case has set a mediation date for Nov. 5.

Both parties will meet with the mediator on October 19.

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