- Associated Press - Saturday, August 15, 2015

HANOVER, Ind. (AP) - A southeastern Indiana sheriff said a 43-year-old man was shot dead after charging at deputies in a “highly agitated manner” after being struck by a stun gun.

Jefferson County Sheriff John Wallace said John Unsworth of Hanover, 40 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky, was fatally shot about 4:45 a.m. Saturday. Wallace said deputies responded to a report of a fight. Wallace said people in the house told deputies Unsworth, a family member, was out of control and had attacked them.

Wallace said in a statement that Unsworth ignored verbal commands and continued to move toward deputies after being struck several times by a stun gun. Wallace said the deputy who fired feared for his life. The statement did not say if Unsworth was armed.

Unsworth was pronounced dead at a hospital. Johnny Collins, Jefferson County coroner, said an autopsy was done by a forensic pathologist and results were awaited.

State police are investigating.



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