“He’s coming at me”

Very early Thanksgiving Day, 911 dispatchers received a call. A female was on the line and she told dispatchers that her boyfriend Trevor New, had thrown her to the ground. She then said “He’s coming at me” and the phone went dead. Witnesses later told police that New had pulled the telephone from the wall.

When police arrived at the address, they could hear the sounds of a fight and yelling from the upstairs of the home.

They found New wrestling with a man, they later determined to be his brother, over the control of a shotgun. New did reportedly gain control of the shotgun. Allegedly as officers got to the room, New aimed the weapon at them. Allegedly the officers used a Taser to try to stun him, but it didn’t stop him, he reportedly kept advancing to them without lowering the weapon. Officers then fired.

 New was treated at the scene by paramedics, then transferred to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Per agency policy the the scene was secured, officers have been placed on administrative leave, and the case has been turned over to the sheriff’s office to do the investigation of the shooting. 

According to police New was on parole and was a registered violent offender, with a history of assault with weapons.

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