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Domestic Violence Incident Turns Deadly In Honey Brook

By Molly Daly

HONEY BROOK, Pa. (CBS ) — A Reading man is dead and another was wounded in a domestic violence incident in Honey Brook overnight.

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan says 29-year-old Dustin Scott Hoffman had been stalking his ex-girlfriend, with whom he had a child, and was out on bail on an assault charge with the condition he have no contact with her.

Hogan says around 1:30 Saturday morning, Hoffman showed up where she was staying in the 4800 block of Horseshoe Pike, and demanded she come outside. Instead, her brother arrived, and told Hoffman to leave. He refused, and they scuffled. Hoffman pulled a gun and fired once, hitting the brother in the arm and hip. Hoffman then turned the gun on himself, ending his life with a single bullet to the head.

The brother is hospitalized in stable condition.

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

In a statement released on Saturday afternoon, the D.A. says the double shooting is an example of the deadly potential of domestic violence.

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