Anger and sadness among family and friends as they mourn the loss of David Kassick.
On February 2, he was shot and killed by an officer during a routine traffic stop in South Hanover Township.
"I realize that there's a certain duty that the police have to do but I think this was just a little bit of an overstep on their behalf," said one family supporter, Ronald Painter.
Kassick was driving with an expired inspection sticker but when he failed to pull over, a chase ensued. Kassick ran out of the car and across a yard on Grandview Road. An "altercation" occurred between Kassick and the officer. Kassick was shot more than once. It's unclear whether he had a weapon or what prompted the officer to shoot him.
But family and friends say the shooting was unjustified.
"At the end of the day, a man lost his life and that's tragic. There's been too many lives lost in the last year at the hands of overzealous police officers," added Painter.
Family and friends believe Kassick was targeted because of his criminal past. According to State Police documents, the family admitted that Kassick had a heroin addiction and relapsed two weeks ago.
"The family has asked me to respectfully remind everyone that whatever else he may have been. David was a human being. He had a family that loved him and he had a life to live. That was taken from him. Family and the public have a right to know why," said Kassick family attorney, John Solt.
They want those answers addressed by officials and civil leaders. The shooting is being investigated by Pennsylvania State Police and the Dauphin County District Attorney's office.
Officer Lisa Mearkle, a 14-year veteran with the Hummelstown Police Department has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of that investigation.
Family members and friends say they just want to be heard -- and they plan on attending a borough council meeting this Thursday to address their concerns.