Man, 27, fatally shot by police after shooting at officers in Allentown, officials say

A police investigation is underway in Lehigh County after a police officer was involved in a deadly shooting. 

Officials say the incident occurred around 3:40 a.m. on Monday when Allentown Police Officers responded to the 600 block of W Turner Street for a report of a man waving a gun. 

According to authorities, officers chased the suspect, who took out a gun and fired at officers. 

Police say officers shot back, hitting the suspect. 


Officers provided medical care and medics transported the suspect to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries, officials say. 

The Lehigh County Coroner's Office later identified the victim as 27-year-old Dominick Hogans of Allentown. 

Authorities say he died at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, at 4:30 a.m. 

People who claimed to know Hogans told FOX 29's Jennifer Lee that he was homeless and not known as someone who caused trouble. 

"He's pretty much a daily person that walks by and panhandles sometimes, but I've never had any problems with him," Jeffery Kleckner, a community advocate said. 

"I've never seen him give anybody any trouble," Kleckner added.

The Allentown Police Department, Lehigh County Homicide Task Force, and the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office are involved in the investigation. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Allentown Police Department at 610-437-7721.