Detectives believe man shot by police in Boonville called 911 to initiate confrontation

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Update (3:42 p.m.)

The autopsy has been completed on Marshall Coleman, the man authorities said was shot by a police officer in Boonville.

The autopsy determined that Coleman died from multiple gunshot wounds to the torso.

Update (1:22 p.m.)

Indiana State Police say the 911 call reporting a man with two knives threatening people in Boonville came from the suspect’s cell phone.

The suspect, 58-year-old Marshall Coleman, died at St. Vincent in Evansville after an altercation with police at Governor Boon Square Apartments.

Coleman resides in the complex and detectives believe he made the 911 call to initiate a confrontation with police.

When officers arrived on scene, they didn’t see anyone outside other than Coleman.

Authorities said no tenants reported being threatened or injured by Coleman.

The Boonville Police Officers involved in the incident have been identified by Indiana State Police as Lt. Mark Hadley and Patrolman Trevor Winters.

Both officers have been placed on paid administrative leave until at least Monday.

Coleman’s autopsy is taking place Friday.

Original story

Vanderbugh County Coroner Steve Lockyear has identified the suspect killed by Boonville police as 58 year old Marshall H. Coleman.

Coleman died after an altercation in a Boonville apartment complex.

Police say just before 1 Friday morning, they were called to the Governor Boon Square Apartments on Old Rockport Road for an individual who was threatening others.

Officers say when they arrived, they located Coleman, who was armed with two large knives.

After refusing to drop the knives, officers attempted to tase him, with no effect.

One of the officers then shot Coleman, who was then taken to St. Vincent Evansville, where he died.

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(This story was originally published January 19, 2018)

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