HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WFFT) — The Indiana State Police is investigating a deadly police-involved shooting on the east side of Huntington.
The victim was identified as 29-year-old Vincent Michael Smith 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 Smith’s vehicle, but not the person.
They eventually found him after 1 p.m. at Yeoman Park in Huntington.
Troopers said Smith wasn't following orders from officers, leading them on a chase.
Around 1:15 p.m., shots where fired and Smith 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 Smith shot himself.
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. on Wednesday.
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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