Two police officers shot, suspect dead in Lawrence County

Indiana State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Marion, Indiana.

State police were requested by the Marion Police Department to review the incident which happened Sunday around 3:50 a.m.

Marion Police Officers first responded to shots fired in the area of South Florence and E. 15th Streets. Police say they were told that a gold-colored SUV was involved in the incident.

Later, one officer stopped a gold Saturn Vue in a nearby neighborhood on Curfman Road. Body camera video that was released the same day show the driver, 34-year-old William White, getting out of his car during the traffic stop.

As White walks away, the officer can be heard telling White to return to the SUV. White then begins to run away and the officer chases after, yelling that he would deploy his taser.

The officer uses his taser which knocks White to the ground, but White was able to get back up. During the confrontation, a gun – that police say was White’s – falls on the ground. Him and the officer quickly wrestle over that gun, then White was shot by the policeman.

The body camera footage ends there. Police say that while officers and responding paramedics tried to give life-saving measures, White died from the gunshot.

Nobody else was hurt in the incident. The Marion Police officer involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, which is standard operating procedure for the Department when an officer is involved in a shooting.

Indiana State Police continue to investigate the shooting, but say no further information will be released.

Upon completion of the investigation, the findings will be provided to the Grant County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

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