Indiana man dies in police-involved shooting

July 4, 2019 GMT

SALEM, Ind. (AP) — A 53-year-old Indiana man is dead after a police-involved shooting at the Washington County Fairgrounds.

Indiana State Police are investigating the shooting involving officers from the Salem Police Department.

Authorities responding to a call reporting a suspicious person before 2 p.m. Wednesday allegedly encountered a man brandishing a hammer. Officers say he did not listen to commands to drop the hammer and stop approaching. At least one officer fired a gun, killing the man. He has been identified as Mark A. Naugle of Scottsburg.

The officers have been placed on administration leave.


After the investigation the information will be turned over the Washington County prosecutor for review.