- Associated Press - Thursday, January 24, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN, Ind. (AP) - State police say a sheriff’s officer fatally shot a 46-year-old man who allegedly attacked a family member and officers at a northwestern Indiana home.

Police say the Porter County sheriff’s office responded Wednesday evening in South Haven following a call to assist EMS with a man who was reported to be suicidal.

Police say two officers arrived and tried to get someone to answer the door before a third officer arrived and saw a bloody man inside through a window. The officers forced their way in and used a stun gun to subdue the man, identified by police as Kevin Grant Vawter of Valparaiso.

Police say he lunged at an officer with a knife while being handcuffed and an officer shot him. That officer was placed on administrative duties.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2020 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide