Ellis County Attorney Tom Drees will finally speak on the August 18 shooting of Joey Weber.
Weber was shot and killed after police claim he was not following orders.
Drees has remained silent on any details of the shooting for over a month.
Weber had autism according to friends and family.
After friends and family have waited for over a month, it appears Hays, Kansas will finally release information on the shooting of Joey Weber.
Ellis County Attorney Tom Drees has scheduled a news release on the August 18 shooting of 36-year-old Weber. Weber was an unarmed man who is said to have autism, according to friends and family.
The press release everyone has been waiting for.
The news release is scheduled for Thursday at 10:00 am. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has overseen the investigation of the shooting of Weber. This could mean that the KBI has finished their investigation.
Up to this point, Drees has not released any information in regards to the shooting. Including the release of Weber’s name, which has been confirmed by both friends and family.
Drees also did not release any information on the officers involved in the shooting. While Kansas policy protects the identity of officers involved in police shootings, TDH was able to receive confirmation that the officer involved in the shooting is Sgt. Brandon Hauptman.
The original story can be read below.
Hauptman pulled over Weber for an unspecified traffic infraction. Weber was reportedly not following Hauptman’s commands. At that point, Hauptman called for backup. Evan Cronn arrived at the scene, and that is when Weber panicked and drove away.
Weber drove roughly one mile to New Age Services, a building that serves as a community center for those with special needs. It is assumed that Weber drove to New Age Services seeing it as a safe…