Earl 'Shaleek' Pinckney

Harrisburg Police Department
07 August 2016

Earl ‘Shaleek’ Pinckney

Authorities said an officer shot and killed Pinckney as he held a knife to his mother’s throat and ignored commands to drop it. Two family members called 911 to report that Pinckney was threatening his mother with the knife, officials said. Pinckney’s mother disputes the police account and says that her son did not hold a knife to her throat and that he was not armed when he was shot.