Man Senteced for Role in Huntingburg Standoff with Police Back in February

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Zachary Peek, the Huntingburg man who held police at bay for several hours in the parking lot of a baseball park, is going to spend the next three years behind bars.

The 27-year-old was shot by police after he raised what appeared to be a pistol.

After the non-fatal shot that ended the standoff on February 2, police discovered the gun Peek was raising was a revolver-looking air gun, or BB gun.

Dubois Circuit Judge Nathan Verkamp handed down the sentence. Peek will serve that sentence at the Dubois County Security Center in Jasper.

Peek can apply for admittance to an in-patient PTSD program at the VA Medical Center in Marion, IL.

Peek told the court he suffers from PTSD and was hoping to die by suicide by cop back in February.

Verkamp also ruled that if Peek finished the VA program, he can finish the remainder of his sentence on work-release.

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