A suspected thief who was shot last month while fleeing Warren police officers has been charged with second-degree battery, theft of firearms and being a felon in possession of firearms. Davdrin Goffin, 29, was charged in connection with an Aug. 22 battery and a Sept. 13 theft in which he is alleged to have broken into a home and stolen firearms.
Meanwhile, 10th Judicial District Prosecutor Thomas Deen is reviewing a file on the Goffin shooting before making a charging decision in that case.
While being sought on Sept. 13 for the alleged battery and theft of firearms, Goffin allegedly was shot by a Warren police officer when he “broke free” from officers as they attempted to handcuff him.
According to State Police, Warren Police Sgt. Robbie Ashcraft and patrol officer Aaron Hines approached a local business known as Abraham’s Shop, where Goffin, was believed to be located.
The Warren police officers witnessed Goffin outside the shop and approached him. While attempting to handcuff him, Goffin broke-free and was shot by one of the officers, according to a State Police news release.
While the news release did not indicate which officer fired the shot, Warren Police Chief Randy Peek said Ashcraft had been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of the State Police investigation, in accordance with Warren Police Department policy.
Goffin was transported to a local hospital before being transferred to a Pine Bluff hospital later the same evening.