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1 dead, 1 injured in Honey Brook Borough shooting

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February 1, 2014 10:33:11 AM PST
Authorities in Chester County say a gunman took his own life after shooting another man during a domestic incident overnight.

At 1:30 a.m. Saturday police responded to a residence in the 4800 block of Horseshoe Pike in Honey Brook Borough where they discovered two people suffering from gunshot wounds.

Police say the suspected gunman, 29-year-old Dustin Scott Hoffman, was stalking his former girlfriend, and when the woman fled to the residence on Horseshoe Pike, he followed.

When Hoffman arrived at the residence he allegedly demanded she come outside.

Police say the woman's brother arrived at the residence and told Hoffman to leave. However, Hoffman refused and a physical altercation started between the men.

During the course of the fight, Hoffman allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the woman's brother. The bullet went through the victim's arm and lodged in his hip.

Police say Hoffman then turned the gun on himself, shooting himself in the head.

Hoffman was pronounced dead at Brandywine Hospital. The victim is in stable condition at Reading Hospital.

There was a pending simple assault charge involving the same woman Hoffman was allegedly stalking, including a bail condition that he have no contact with the woman. Police say the two had a child together.

Hoffman had prior convictions for assault, DUI, and sex offenses.


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