Officers involved in shooting death of man in Knox identified

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The officers involved in the shooting death of a man in Knox, last week, have been identified.

The shooting happened around 9:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec in the 3100 block of South U.S. 35 in Knox. The suspect, William Newman, 46, of Plymouth, was shot to death by the officers he allegedly was trying to run over, according to the Indiana State Police.

The shooting occurred when officers from the Knox Police Department and Starke County Sheriff’s Department went to a business to serve a felony warrant. After they arrived, a black pickup burst out of the closed garage door of the business and hit a marked Starke County Sheriff’s Department squad car.

At this point, Newman, who was behind the wheel of the truck, attempted to run over another officer as he tried to leave the area, according to Indiana State Police.

Officers opened fire on the vehicle, hitting Newman. He was taken to a hospital where he later died.

The officers involved in the shooting are: Harold Smith, Chief, who has served for 23 years with the Knox City Police Department, Chad Dulin, Corporal, who has served for 10 years with the Knox City Police Department and Donald Ferguson, Detective, who has served for 7 years with the Starke County Sheriff’s Department.

Newman had an active warrant out of Fulton County for failure to appear for dealing methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine.  He also had a second warrant for a parole violation which was issued by the Indiana State Parole Board.

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