Earl "Shaleek" Pinckney, age 20


Do you have a better photo of Earl?

Lost to gun violence on August 7, 2016 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Shaleek was shot by police after they responded to a call saying that he was threatening his mother with a knife. Officers say that he was holding a knife to his mother's throat when they fired, but she denies that.

Photo sources:

News sources:

candles have been lit for Earl.
Light a candle for Earl.

The people with the most candles in the past 24 hours are featured on our homepage.

Ask your friends to light a candle or come back tomorrow to light another candle for Earl.

You can add to Earl's profile:

  • Nickname:
  • Number of children:
  • Personality:
  • Occupation:
  • Workplace:
  • Schools attended:
Want to say more about Earl or about how gun violence has affected your life?

This January we will release a video about gun violence and we would like to include messages from people like you. To leave your message just call 📞 (773) 453-5556 and press 2.

Other nearby fatal shootings:

$$ Support this site with a small donation.