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Indiana State Police investigating deadly police-involved shooting in Huntington

An IPS spokesman told FOX 55 the shooting happened at Yeoman Park in Huntington Wednesday afternoon.

Posted: Oct 23, 2019 3:48 PM
Updated: Oct 24, 2019 12:57 PM

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WFFT) — The Indiana State Police is investigating a deadly police-involved shooting on the east side of Huntington.

An ISP spokesman said around noon Wednesday officers from the Huntington Police Department and Huntington County Sheriff's Office were called on a welfare check of a suicidal man.

Initially, officers were able to locate this person’s vehicle, but not the person.

They eventually finding him after 1 p.m. at Yeoman Park in Huntington.

UPDATE: VICTIM IDENTIFIED IN FATAL HUNTINGTON POLICE-INVOLVED SHOOTING

Troopers said the man wasn't following orders from officers, leading them on a chase.

Around 1:15 p.m., shots where fired and the man was killed.

ISP is investigating this as a police-action shooting because at this point, it's not clear who shot their guns or if the man shot himself.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning.

The names of the officers involved are expected to be released in a few days.

Huntington Community Schools posted on Facebook that several schools in the area were placed on a soft lock-down just before 1 p.m.

A soft lock-down is when students continue their day as normal, with no one being allowed outside.

The soft lock-down was lifted at 1:20 p.m.

The Indiana State Police will continue the investigation.

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