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Police shoot and kill man in Farrell

Published: Sat, November 26, 2011 @ 12:05 a.m.

Staff and wire report


State police are continuing to investigate the Thanksgiving Day altercation that ended in police shooting and killing a man.

Two Southwest Regional Police officers went to a home on Dream Boulevard around 3:15 p.m. because of a domestic dispute, Southwest Police Chief Riley Smoot confirmed Friday.

But Smoot said he cannot discuss what may have happened that resulted in the death of Donteau Napier, 27. He also said he will not name the officers involved, adding that by early next week, he expects the department to make a statement. They’re both on administrative leave pending the results of an investigation.

State Police in Mercer are handling the investigation. They also said there will be no more information until Monday.

Smoot said that it is his department’s policy to ask state police to investigate such circumstances.

“We turned it over to them immediately,” he said.

He said that after the shooting, more Southwest officers along with Sharon police responded.

Napier was pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown. The Mercer County District Attorney’s Office also is investigating the shooting.

Napier had been involved in several thefts in the past few years and was sentenced to prison in 2009 for terroristic threats, simple assault and retail theft. Napier was formerly of Youngstown.


1Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 7 months ago

"Napier was formerly of Youngstown."

There is plenty of cross border flow from Youngstown to Farrell . Napier's confrontation with the police resulted in his death . Dream Boulevard had turned into a nightmare on Thanksgiving Day . . . ..

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2redeye1(5612 comments)posted 4 years, 7 months ago

If you confront the cops with a gun expect that you might just get shot and killed. The police have every right to protect themselves too.

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3southsidedave(5189 comments)posted 4 years, 7 months ago

Maybe suicide by cop scenario?

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4woolyd(579 comments)posted 4 years, 7 months ago

He had no gun

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5nape(9 comments)posted 4 years, 7 months ago

Remember the court of public opinion is just that . Let the facts come to bare . There is always two sides to a story .

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