Wrongful Death 3 Killed in Danville Pawn Shop Shooting

Officials have released the identities of the three people who were fatally shot at a pawn shop in Danville Friday morning.

Boyle County Sheriff Marty Elliott said that three people were killed at the store, including one customer. Two of the people shot were a married couple, Michael and Angela Hockensmith, according to the Boyle County coroner. The name of the third victim is Daniel Smith, 60, of Richmond.


There were two children in the building at the time – a nine-year-old boy and a 14-month-old girl – and neither were harmed. The nine-year-old was the one who called 9-1-1 after the shooting.

Police say the possible robbery at the ABC Gold Games and More Pawn Shop in the city’s downtown occurred Friday morning. The glass in the front door of the business was shattered.

Police say they are looking for a white male, between 40 and 50 years old, who was wearing a camouflage jacket. They say he is heavy set and described as having a pot belly.

Several businesses and schools, including the Boyle County Courthouse, Boyle and Danville school systems, EKU Danville and Centre College were temporarily put on lockdown. All have been lifted.

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