LINTON (AP) — State Police say a 48-year-old western Indiana man was fatally shot after he refused to surrender his handgun to officers responding to reports of a suicidal person.
James Jarman was pronounced dead at the scene of Friday night’s shooting in Linton. WTHI-TV and WISH-TV report that it’s unclear if Jarman took his own life or died from police gunfire.
State troopers, Linton police and Greene County deputies were dispatched to a home in the town about 30 miles southeast of Terre Haute in response to reports of a suicidal person.
State Police say officers found Jarman on the back porch of the home with a handgun. When Jarman refused to give up his gun, police say a “conflict” developed during which shots were fired and Jarman was fatally wounded.