- Associated Press - Thursday, April 4, 2019

BROWNSTOWN, Ind. (AP) - Indiana State Police have identified the two officers who fatally shot a man outside a southern Indiana police department as the city’s police chief and assistant police chief.

Sgt. Stephen Wheeles (WEEL’-ihs) said Thursday that Brownstown Police Chief Tom Hanner and Assistant Chief Joe Kelly have been placed on administrative leave per department protocol.

Wheeles says 53-year-old Barry Rucker of Brownstown was fatally shot Thursday morning after producing a handgun while resisting arrest during a domestic dispute outside the police department.

Hanner has been the Brownstown police chief for seven years and previously served with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. Kelly is a 12-year law enforcement veteran and previously served with the Indiana Capital Police before being hired in Brownstown, located about 70 miles (112 kilometers) south of Indianapolis.

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