An officer-involved shooting happened at a rural Jennings County residence on Friday afternoon, and the Indiana State Police (ISP) has launched an investigation into the incident.
Detectives from the ISP said that around 2:30 p.m., SWAT members from the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office went to the 4000 Block of West County Road 175N to arrest Devin C. Lark, 29, of Seymour. He was wanted for a number of crimes.
When the deputies got there, Lark ran away on foot, and they went after him. When police tried to arrest Lark, he allegedly pulled out a gun and wouldn’t put it down when they told him to.
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He was hit by a single shot from a deputy. Officers gave first aid and CPR to the people right away. The man was taken to St. Vincent-Jennings Hospital in an ambulance, where he was pronounced dead.
In the incident, no officers were hurt. The investigation, which is still going on, was asked to be done by the Indiana State Police by the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO). The case will be given to the Jennings County Prosecutor’s Office when it is over.
At this time, the deputy’s name is not being made public. As is normal, JCSO says the deputy will be put on administrative leave.