Man killed in Huntington police-action shooting identified

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Police have identified a man who died in an officer-involved shooting in northeastern Indiana.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Brian Walker says 29-year-old Vincent Michael Smith of Huntington died in the shooting Wednesday afternoon at a park in that city about 20 miles southwest of Fort Wayne.

Walker said Huntington County and Huntington city officers were called to a home to check on a man considering hurting himself. Walker said officers found the man armed at a park, he didn’t comply with officers’ commands, and a foot chase ensued. Walker said one officer fired a shot, but it wasn’t clear if anyone else did. It wasn’t clear what caused the officer to shoot.

He said the incident is being investigated as a police-action shooting.

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