Prosecutor: No charges in officer-involved shooting

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PIKE COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) — The Pike County Prosecutor tells Eyewitness News charges will not be filed after an officer-involved shooting earlier this month.

The shooting took place May 3.

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. He died at the scene.

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