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The Journal Gazette

Monday, January 14, 2019 10:00 am

Investigation ongoing after police fatally shoot Indiana man

Associated Press


HUBBELLS CORNER, Ind. – An investigation continues after state police say officers fatally shot a man in southeastern Indiana after he pointed a firearm at them as they were responding to a disturbance.

Indiana State Police identified the man who was killed over the weekend as 58-year-old Christopher A. Schmitt.

Police say a state trooper and a Dearborn County sheriff's deputy were investigating a report of an armed man when they approached a home Saturday morning in rural Dearborn County near the village of Hubbells Corner, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Cincinnati.

Police said Schmitt, who lived at the home, pointed a firearm at them and both officers fired. Schmitt was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The officers involved were identified as Trooper Jordan Craig and Deputy Brian Weigel. Neither was injured.