INTRODUCTIONThis report follows an investigation, ordered by District Attorney Kathleen M. Riceand conducted by her staff, into the shooting death of Kurt Albert Doerbecker on August 30,2011. The investigation included interviews with police officers and civilian witnesses aswell as a review of physical, forensic, and ballistics evidence. For the reasons stated herein,the Nassau County
District Attorney’s Office
(NCDA) has concluded that no potentialcriminal charges should be presented to a grand jury.On August 29, 2011, the weekend of Hurricane Irene, at approximately 10:23 p.m., acall was placed to the 4
precinct of the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) toreport a disturbance by a young man in his twenties at the Buoy Bar, located at 72 BaysideDrive in Point Lookout. At approximately 11:54 p.m., a Point Lookout resident (who liveda few blocks away from the Buoy Bar) called 911 to report a home invasion by a maskedwhite male, in his early twenties, wearing a hat and camouflage clothing, and brandishing asharp instrument. Police responded to both the home and the bar. A brief investigationrevealed, among other things, that the man causing a disturbance at the Buoy Bar hadreturned there several times, at some point wearing a mask, hat, boots, and camouflageclothing.
The police determined that the subject of both calls was Kurt Doerbecker,
wholived in close proximity to the bar and home invasion locations. After the two incidents,Doerbecker was inside the Point Lookout waterfront house where he lived with his family.In the hours that followed, members of NCPD made numerous unsuccessful attempts tospeak with Doerbecker at his home. Mr. Doerbecker
, Kurt Doerbecker’s father,
Throughout this report, references will be made to Kurt Albert Doerbecker (23 years old) and members of his
family who share his last name. “Doerbecker” will be exclusively used as a reference to Kurt Doerbecker.Any reference to Mr. Doerbecker is to Doerbecker’s father.