Indiana State Police give update on Pike County shooting

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PIKE COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT)- An investigation into an officer involved shooting in Pike County Sunday is still on-going Wednesday as detectives with the Indiana State Police released more information about the shooting.

In a press release, Indiana State Police detectives say 69-year-old Michael Faries called 911 Sunday afternoon saying he and his wife were starving and someone was shooting at them. An officer with the Petersburg Police Department and a Pike County Sheriff’s deputy responded to the call and reportedly spoke with Faries’ wife, informing her that they needed to check on Faries’ well-bering.

The deputy reportedly saw Faries with his hand in his pocket, adding that Faries was agitated and yelling before calming Faries down and speaking with him outside the home when the deputy noticed a “bulge” in Faries’ pocket.

After the deputy instructed Faries to take his hand out of his pocket, Faries reportedly drew a revolver before the deputy shot him twice.

An ambulance was called for Faries and both the deputy and the officer performed CPR on Faries but Faries died at the scene. An autopsy Monday showed Faries died as a result of the gunshot wounds, though a toxicology report is still pending.

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(This story was originally published on May 6, 2020)

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